Jump to content
SJI

Interview scheduled for Green card before receipt of EAD

10 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi there,

 

My wife's Green card interview has been scheduled before EAD and we were quite a bit shocked. We did not expect the interview to be scheduled before my spouse receives her EAD. I am not able to do any joint filings, such as a joint lease, joint bank account, joint tax return as they require my spouse SSN. Initially, I was planning to gather all joint statements of us upon receipt of her SSN. Also, my joint tax file of 2018 is pending because of her SSN. Since the interview is scheduled earlier, would it be okay if we can't show any joint statements? We submitted our marriage certificate, some photos together, and some itineraries while filing for her adjustment and we never got any RFE before the interview is scheduled. Can someone please advise whether the same documents will serve as satisfactory evidence for the interview? I am a bit concerned. Thanks for your help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can only show what you can. If it's the same stuff you sent, then that's it. 

You can also do a power of attorney, a will, some credit cards will allow you to add her on as an authorized user with just a state ID. Is she on your lease for your home? Have ya'll adopted any pets that can show both names? You can also provide her drivers license or state ID and yours if she has one to show the same address.

And yes, it's always possible to have an interview before anything else is approved.

What visa did she come into the states on?


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

 K-1:   2015 Done in 208 days - 212g for Second Cosponsor    

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              

                                         
 AOS:   2016 Done in 77 days - No RFE, No Interview                                                                    

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 


ROC:   2018 - 2019 Done in 326 days - No RFE, No Interview

Spoiler

 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

02/27/19 - Biometrics waived 

04/29/19 - New card being produced!
05/09/19 - USPS delivered green card! In hand now!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Ash.1101 said:

You can only show what you can. If it's the same stuff you sent, then that's it. 

You can also do a power of attorney, a will, some credit cards will allow you to add her on as an authorized user with just a state ID. Is she on your lease for your home? Have ya'll adopted any pets that can show both names? You can also provide her drivers license or state ID and yours if she has one to show the same address.

And yes, it's always possible to have an interview before anything else is approved.

What visa did she come into the states on?

Dear Ash,

 

Thanks for the quick reply. My wife came through K1 visa. I am not able to add her on my lease as she does not have her SSN as per the leasing policy. She came through K1 visa last July 2018 and we have been living together ever since. We did a court wedding on Aug 2018 and is planning to do our reception later along with our friends and families (my family will be invited only if they accept our relation :D). Both me and my spouse family are against same-sex wedding. Anyway, that's not the issue. We don't have any pets. Again, for state id, other than a passport, she needs to prove her residency in my current state by showing some utility bills, etc in her name and her SSN plays a key role in that. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, SJI said:

Dear Ash,

 

Thanks for the quick reply. My wife came through K1 visa. I am not able to add her on my lease as she does not have her SSN as per the leasing policy. She came through K1 visa last July 2018 and we have been living together ever since. We did a court wedding on Aug 2018 and is planning to do our reception later along with our friends and families (my family will be invited only if they accept our relation :D). Both me and my spouse family are against same-sex wedding. Anyway, that's not the issue. We don't have any pets. Again, for state id, other than a passport, she needs to prove her residency in my current state by showing some utility bills, etc in her name and her SSN plays a key role in that. 



Ahh okay.

This is one of the big reasons to apply for the SSN while in the 90 day window of coming in on the K-1. As entrance on the K-1 does allow you to apply for SSN.

Again though, you can only send what you have. They don't expect LOADS of info since you're K-1 and they know you just got married, but try for aaaannything you may have.


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

 K-1:   2015 Done in 208 days - 212g for Second Cosponsor    

Spoiler

04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              

                                         
 AOS:   2016 Done in 77 days - No RFE, No Interview                                                                    

Spoiler

04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 


ROC:   2018 - 2019 Done in 326 days - No RFE, No Interview

Spoiler

 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

02/27/19 - Biometrics waived 

04/29/19 - New card being produced!
05/09/19 - USPS delivered green card! In hand now!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey!

 

Can't you file Form W-7 to get an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) for your beneficiary in lieu of using SSN? We filed electronically (we originally thought we had to paper file) - I was lucky enough to get a SSN previously and our tax refund is due to paid tomorrow according to IRS. Only took 2 weeks I think all in all. 

 

 

Edited by jakejon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, jakejon said:

Hey!

 

Can't you file Form W-7 to get an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) for your beneficiary in lieu of using SSN? We filed electronically (we originally thought we had to paper file) - I was lucky enough to get a SSN previously and our tax refund is due to paid tomorrow according to IRS. Only took 2 weeks I think all in all. 

 

 

ITIN will take almost 5-7 weeks to receive from the time of filing and the interview date is next month. I applied for my spouse's SSN in October 2018 and is still pending. I thought it will come soon. Anyway, my best bet is to contact a lawyer. Thanks all for your help :).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, SJI said:

ITIN will take almost 5-7 weeks to receive from the time of filing and the interview date is next month. I applied for my spouse's SSN in October 2018 and is still pending. I thought it will come soon. Anyway, my best bet is to contact a lawyer. Thanks all for your help :).

Oh ok - wasn't aware of processing times for ITIN. Hope you get sorted soon. Good luck :) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you tried adding her to your insurance?

 

Another option is to add her as an authorized user on any credit cards you have. 


K1 Timeline

5/17/2017: I-129F sent to USCIS Lewisville, Texas via FedEx Ground Shipping

5/22/2017: Received by USCIS

5/26/2017: Check was cashed; Received text (but no email) from USCIS; case being transferred to CSC
11/17/2017: NOA2 Hard Copy Received 
01/03/2018: NVC Received I-129F 
01/03/2018: Case Number Received

01/23/2018: Embassy Received
01/30/2018: Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC
02/09/2018: Medical
03/19/2018: Interview 
03/19/2018: APPROVED!
03/21/2018: Visa in Hand

06/16/2018: POE (San Francisco) 

08/04/2018:  MARRIED!

 

***************************

AOS Timeline

08/29/2018: AOS/EAD/AP sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

08/31/2018: Received by USCIS 

09/04/2018: Received 3 texts from USCIS with 3 case numbers 

09/05/2018: Check was cashed

09/12/2018: Received our NOA1 hard copy via mail

09/24/2018: Biometrics Appointment

10/11/2018: Case Status updated to Ready to Schedule Interview

12/27/2018: AOS Interview Scheduled by USCIS

02/13/2019: Interview

02/14/2019: AOS APPROVED!!!

02/20/2019: GREEN CARD ISSUED!!!

02/21/2019: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree with the previous suggestions of adding her as an authorized user on your credit cards and adding her to your insurance; some insurance companies will allow an SSN placeholder (like 000-00-0000) for family members. Some banks and credit unions will allow joint accounts without an SSN; we've had one for years. You could set up legal powers of attorney and wills through an online service. What about her cell phone? Is she on your plan as a family member?  You may also want to go to (or call) the SSA to follow-up on why her SSN is taking so long; may not get any answers, but it's worth a shot. 

 

You won't need tons of evidence at this stage; they know you're newly married. You need to show that you're working towards co-mingling your lives. You can take copies of the previously submitted evidence with you. We did, which was good because our interviewer was still waiting for our file to come to her when we got there.  At the end of the day, you can only take what you have. Make sure to clearly explain the steps you've been taking for the rest and don't panic about it. 


K-1 Journey

 

08/09/2015: I-129F mailed
08/14/2015: NOA1 received by email; hardcopy received approximately 08/17/2015
09/14/2015: NOA2 received
09/30/2015: NVC received case
10/02/2015: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"
10/08/2015: CEAC status changed to "Ready"
10/09/2015: Consulate acknowledged receipt via phone; Hardcopy from US DoS with case number.
10/19/2015: Received information from Consulate.
10/28/2015: Medical Exam
11/17/2015: Interview...rescheduled due to computer problems. New date as yet unknown.
11/18/2015: Called in for interview and APPROVED!

11/24/2015: Picked up visa/passport and sealed packet from the Consulate! <happy dance>

02/14/2016: Arrived in the U.S. (POE was Bermuda)...CO was really nice!

02/18/2016: Married! :)

2

AOS Journey

 

03/02/2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package mailed
03/14/2016: I-485/765/131 NOAs received by mail. USCIS Received Date 03/04/2016; USCIS Notice Date 03/10/2016
03/25/2016: Received biometrics appointment letter for I-485 & I-765
04/04/2016: Biometrics appointment
04/26/2016: Received notification that the I-131 was approved and the name was updated on the I-765
05/23/2016: Received notice that card was being produced for I-765.
05/28/2016: Received EAD/AP card.
06/01/2016: Received electronic notice that AOS interview has been scheduled.
06/30/2016: I-485 interview at USCIS Baltimore Field Office.
09/01/2016: InfoPass appointment made for 09/07/2016.
09/06/2016: Received electronic notification that I-485 was approved on 09/02/2016.
09/09/2016: Received approval letter.
09/14/2016: Green Card delivered! :)

 

ROC...

 

06/13/2018: I-751 package mailed to Vermont Service Center
06/25/2018: NOA/extension letter received, dated 06/19/2018

07/14/2018: Received ASC notice for Biometrics Appointment

07/25/18: Completed Biometrics

06/13/19: Received email notification of card production. I-751 approved!

 
 
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

**Moved from K1 Progress Reports to Adjustment of Status from K Visas forum. Hijack post removed.**


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...