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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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Go thru the link @geowrian posted. 

There might me some sort of leniency during this outbreak.

 

For example, if the alien is prevented from working or attending school, and must rely on public benefits for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery phase, the alien can provide an explanation and relevant supporting documentation.  To the extent relevant and credible, USCIS will take all such evidence into consideration in the totality of the alien’s circumstances.”


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Filed: Other Country: Saudi Arabia
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Posted (edited)

Emergency medical has always been excusable which I believe is what is referred to in the link.

Sponsor can use assets to fulfill obligations if laid off.  Like I did between jobs paying $2700 a month for COBRA and raiding my savings account   During this time the government is issuing checks and unemployment payments have been raised across the board.  401k’s can be accessed penalty free.

I-551 in passport IS work authorization.  

Edited by Nitas_man

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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5 hours ago, Nitas_man said:

 

I-551 in passport IS work authorization.  

This is true, the I-551 serves as an official document that authorizes you to work in the U.S.

 

I received a job offer two weeks after my entrance to the U.S., as I began my job search online before my arrival. At that moment of accepting the job offer I did not have my green card and they accepted the I-551 stamp in my passport. Attached is the list of acceptable documents they sent me.

 

Hope this helps.

List of Acceptable Documents.pdf

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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1 hour ago, monica7777 said:

This is true, the I-551 serves as an official document that authorizes you to work in the U.S.

 

I received a job offer two weeks after my entrance to the U.S., as I began my job search online before my arrival. At that moment of accepting the job offer I did not have my green card and they accepted the I-551 stamp in my passport. Attached is the list of acceptable documents they sent me.

 

Hope this helps.

List of Acceptable Documents.pdf 350.81 kB · 2 downloads

Yes its true 


YMMV

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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Your sister should apply at grocery stores, ups, fedex, Amazon, wholesale distributors; surprisingly many places are hiring.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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Your sponsor can receive benefits such as stimulus check, unemployment and food stamps. She can add your entire family to her SNAP benefits until May. Your wife maybe able to claim unemployment benefits if she has proof from employer that she was terminated because of Corona. 

 

There is still employment available to cities. You will have to put down your real estate studies and go work for your family. 


Phase I - IV - Completed the Immigration Journey 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Your I-551 is your green card. It’s just not the physical green card yet but doesn’t mean it’s less valid or that you can’t work. There’s no reason you can’t find work with it. Employers just need to check you’re legal to work. I got a job in the legal industry using my EAD and then updated my HR department when my green card came in, and my subsequent employer had my second GC on file years later with removed conditions.

 

And yes, it’s unfortunate, but coronavirus doesn’t excuse their obligations. I know it’s a tough spot to be in. My sponsor will be off the hook if/when I naturalize (I’m eligible now - or work so many quarters I believe) but situations can change quickly. My sponsor went from a steady income, investments and a paid off house to being in a nursing facility. We all signed legal papers, and we have to adhere to them. I haven’t personally heard of someone taking their I-864 to court to enforce it but I’m sure it’s happened. Though if you did claim means tested benefits, to my knowledge, the government can seek reimbursement from your sponsor.

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AOS posted - 02/18/2014

NOA1 - 03/04/2014
Biometrics - 03/28/2014
EAD in post - 5/5/2014

EAD in hand - 5/10/2014
Interview waiver letter received - 6/9/2014

Card production notice - 1/10/2015

ROC mailed - 10/11/2016

ROC received at CSC - 10/18/2016

Interview Notice Received - 3/30/2017

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Filed: FB-4 Visa Country: Lebanon
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3 minutes ago, QueenOfBlades said:

Your I-551 is your green card. It’s just not the physical green card yet but doesn’t mean it’s less valid or that you can’t work. There’s no reason you can’t find work with it. Employers just need to check you’re legal to work. I got a job in the legal industry using my EAD and then updated my HR department when my green card came in, and my subsequent employer had my second GC on file years later with removed conditions.

Thanks for your reply,

the issue is I am applying online too, but I am asked for expiry date of the green card, otherwise I cannot continue with the application.

Even when I applied at the DMV 2 weeks ago, I had some issue even though I showed my passport with the visa, but eventually they agreed after several attempts of explaining and showing my social security card. 

Tomorrow I will have to go around physically to find something, though I wanted to work in my domain "architect", anything will do now. 

Thankyou guys for all your explanations. 

Please take care

 

 

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