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My fiancee  entered  the USA with a K-1 visa and two days afterwards  we decided to apply for a Social security  number, the official at the SS office indicated the DHS hasnt inputed her information  yet so we should wait for 4 weeks , but if we have all the documentation  they need we can submit it the following  day (the asked specifically  for the original birth certificate  which wasn't available  then) , the following  day  we brought  all our documents and met another official  who told us my fiancee is authorizeed to work, and that the system wants to see an EAD card before the SSN process can be completed.  She furthered stated she would receive the EAD in my mail, then a week after the SSN would be delivered. The issue here is we haven't applied  for the EAD, buh she insists  we would receive  it by mail.

She however  gave me this letter as attached below 

 

Any help or explanations  guys?

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She is going through manual verification. It happens sometimes, often with a mismatch on a name or DOB. It's just a waiting game now.

 

An EAD will not arrive in the mail until you apply for it. Apply for it alongside the I-485 (AOS).

Years ago, it was possible for a K-1 holder to get an EAD stamp at POE. That is no longer the case in practice. It's also possible for a K-1 holder to apply for an EAD before AOS, although it expires at the end of the original 90 days and it is currently taking over 90 days to process, so it's a pointless process now.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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12 minutes ago, geowrian said:

She is going through manual verification. It happens sometimes, often with a mismatch on a name or DOB. It's just a waiting game now.

 

An EAD will not arrive in the mail until you apply for it. Apply for it alongside the I-485 (AOS).

Years ago, it was possible for a K-1 holder to get an EAD stamp at POE. That is no longer the case in practice. It's also possible for a K-1 holder to apply for an EAD before AOS, although it expires at the end of the original 90 days and it is currently taking over 90 days to process, so it's a pointless process now.

Thanks a lot

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2 hours ago, Ekau said:

My fiancee  entered  the USA with a K-1 visa and two days afterwards  we decided to apply for a Social security  number, the official at the SS office indicated the DHS hasnt inputed her information  yet so we should wait for 4 weeks , but if we have all the documentation  they need we can submit it the following  day (the asked specifically  for the original birth certificate  which wasn't available  then) , the following  day  we brought  all our documents and met another official  who told us my fiancee is authorizeed to work, and that the system wants to see an EAD card before the SSN process can be completed.  She furthered stated she would receive the EAD in my mail, then a week after the SSN would be delivered. The issue here is we haven't applied  for the EAD, buh she insists  we would receive  it by mail.

She however  gave me this letter as attached below 

 

Any help or explanations  guys?

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Your fiance is NOT authorized to work until he/she applies for and receives an EAD...


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https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Working in the US/EBE_Flyer_Apply_for_your_Social_Security_Number_While_Applying_for_Your.pdf

 

This is what they were talking about. Main point is yes, you do need to apply for the EAD- but you can also complete the section to apply for SSN at the same time. 

 

I think its a nice program but many K holders find they need the SSN for opening bank accounts and stuff and do not want to wait for the EAD to get a SSN, so they apply before while in the limited window that it can be issued in after arriving.

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2 hours ago, Villanelle said:

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Working in the US/EBE_Flyer_Apply_for_your_Social_Security_Number_While_Applying_for_Your.pdf

 

This is what they were talking about. Main point is yes, you do need to apply for the EAD- but you can also complete the section to apply for SSN at the same time. 

 

I think its a nice program but many K holders find they need the SSN for opening bank accounts and stuff and do not want to wait for the EAD to get a SSN, so they apply before while in the limited window that it can be issued in after arriving.

Thanks 

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