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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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Hello everybody

 

Me and my fiancée were thinking about the time frame of the I-765 and the I-485. We haven't been approved yet in our K1 but we want to start saving up to start our family as soon as we get approved and married, and to do so we both need to work. 

My question is: when you apply for AOS and add the I-765 form (like applying for both at the same time), how long is it taking now to be approved? Will the work authorization be approved before or will we have to wait until the I-485 is approved as well?

 

I checked that we should send the application for AOS to Dallas, TX but I don't know if the work authorization would be approved faster than the I-485 or how that works. 
Also, what do you need to get a driver's license? Since the city isn't too walkable (or public transport friendly) it's a big concern about going to work without being able to drive. 

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Singapore
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Just to expand on this a little, should you hire a lawyer for all this paperwork?  What is the correct order of filing it? When do you file for a SS#? What if she has an international Driver's license? Does she still need to go to the dmv here? So many questions...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Argentina
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1 hour ago, JeffAtl said:

Just to expand on this a little, should you hire a lawyer for all this paperwork?  What is the correct order of filing it? When do you file for a SS#? What if she has an international Driver's license? Does she still need to go to the dmv here? So many questions...

For real! It is so confusing and information isn't clear because everything is a big IF. If you have this and that you can do this BUT only IF you have this conditions and so on. Just have to sit down and read and try to not make mistakes at all. 

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On 6/10/2021 at 9:58 PM, JeffAtl said:

should you hire a lawyer for all this paperwork?

 

It's up to you.  If you're willing to spend time and effort to research the process, have confidence in your ability to follow form instructions, and have a straightforward case (e.g. intending immigrant is not in removal proceedings), you can complete the AOS process without a lawyer.  There's an "AOS from K1" sub-forum here on VJ that's full of people who got their EAD and/or GC without professional help.

 

On 6/10/2021 at 9:58 PM, JeffAtl said:

What is the correct order of filing it?

 

I-765 is optional but highly recommended to be filed with the I-485 package.  Same with the I-131.

 

On 6/10/2021 at 9:58 PM, JeffAtl said:

When do you file for a SS#?

 

For K1, I strongly recommend applying for SSN within a few days of US entry.  That's because K1 visa holders are eligible to apply until day 76 of their arrival, but the processing at SSA or verification with DHS could take time.  If the immigrant does not get SSN during that period, they can apply for SSN by selecting that option on the I-765 form.

 

On 6/10/2021 at 9:58 PM, JeffAtl said:

What if she has an international Driver's license? Does she still need to go to the dmv here?

 

An international DL would only be valid for a few months after arrival in the US, so she would need to apply for a state DL eventually.

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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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*

 

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