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Hello all,

 

My husband (the beneficiary, K1 visa holder) and I applied for AOS on April 2019. USCIS received our pocket and sent us the receipt by mail on April 10th. Then on May 20th, my husband had his biometrics done. He also got a social security card saying it’s valid for work only by the permission of DHS or something( I don’t know how valuable it is). Now we still haven’t got the employment authorization card. My questions are:

1- can he apply for a job using the social security number he has?

2- how long does the employment authorization card take? 

3- can he get a Driver License ( we are in Nashville, Tennessee) 

4- I couldn’t get him with my employer benefits (health insurance) and we can’t afford buying one, is there any way he can get a health Insurance (Other than the government benefits)cuz he needs an urgent medical care and we’ve been in the ER twice and imagine the BIG bills!!

 

thank you in advance!

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4 minutes ago, Him&me said:

Hello all,

 

My husband (the beneficiary, K1 visa holder) and I applied for AOS on April 2019. USCIS received our pocket and sent us the receipt by mail on April 10th. Then on May 20th, my husband had his biometrics done. He also got a social security card saying it’s valid for work only by the permission of DHS or something( I don’t know how valuable it is). Now we still haven’t got the employment authorization card. My questions are:

1- can he apply for a job using the social security number he has?

2- how long does the employment authorization card take? 

3- can he get a Driver License ( we are in Nashville, Tennessee) 

4- I couldn’t get him with my employer benefits (health insurance) and we can’t afford buying one, is there any way he can get a health Insurance (Other than the government benefits)cuz he needs an urgent medical care and we’ve been in the ER twice and imagine the BIG bills!!

 

thank you in advance!

1.  He can apply all day long.  Can't work yet

2. Lately 6 to 8 months projected 

3.  Depends on TN law.  Check their website 

4.  Not until open enrollment unless you experience a qualifying event 


YMMV

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1- Apply all you want but he can't work without an EAD

2- 4 to 6 months normally

3- check with the state

4- not sure why he could be added to your employers policy but call an indepentent insurance agent that does healthcare for options


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9 minutes ago, Him&me said:

4- I couldn’t get him with my employer benefits (health insurance) and we can’t afford buying one, is there any way he can get a health Insurance (Other than the government benefits)cuz he needs an urgent medical care and we’ve been in the ER twice and imagine the BIG bills!!

getting married (also the birth or adoption of a child) is considered a life change event and most policies allow a dependant to be added.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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Posted (edited)

Looks to me as if he will need his EAD to get a TN driver's license:

https://www.tn.gov/content/tn/safety/driver-services/classd/dltemporary.html

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I would check with your employer about healthcare.  Marriage is a qualifying event to be added outside open enrollment, unless you missed the window.  When I got married, my husband had to add me within 15 days otherwise we had to wait months.  Additionally, sometimes benefit admins don’t fully understand immigration matters.  I know I’ve had to explain (multiple times) about status.  (I didn’t have a SSN at the time of enrolling for benefits and they insisted I needed one.  I didn’t.  Most institution want an ssn bc it’s a unique identifier but it isn’t necessary legally). Sometimes you have to push back a little.

 

The condition on his card will mean he needs to produce an EAD or gc in order to work.  Best advice is to begin checking out the job market for his particular field, but it will be time wasted to apply/interview as most employers have a screening question about work authorization which he must answer no. 

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On 6/4/2019 at 3:32 PM, Him&me said:

Hello all,

 

My husband (the beneficiary, K1 visa holder) and I applied for AOS on April 2019. USCIS received our pocket and sent us the receipt by mail on April 10th. Then on May 20th, my husband had his biometrics done. He also got a social security card saying it’s valid for work only by the permission of DHS or something( I don’t know how valuable it is). Now we still haven’t got the employment authorization card. My questions are:

1- can he apply for a job using the social security number he has?

2- how long does the employment authorization card take? 

3- can he get a Driver License ( we are in Nashville, Tennessee) 

4- I couldn’t get him with my employer benefits (health insurance) and we can’t afford buying one, is there any way he can get a health Insurance (Other than the government benefits)cuz he needs an urgent medical care and we’ve been in the ER twice and imagine the BIG bills!!

 

thank you in advance!

Heyy! Would you mind following this thread? It was made for all nashvillians applying for AOS

 

 

Edited by NashvilleFO

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