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Valid EAD but conditional SSN Card
11:56 pm April 3, 2020



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Hi Friends,

My SSN card says "Valid for Work with only with DHS Authorization".

My EAD card is valid for next 7 months. (Received after my SSN card)

I have few questions with regards to the SSN card:

  • My SSN card says "Valid for Work with only with DHS Authorization" and I have EAD card (Validity good for next 7 months). Does that mean I can start employment on the basis of these two cards? or do I need to update my SSN card?

  • Do need to update or apply for a new SSN card once I get my Permanent Residency/Green Card?

  • If I do not receive Green Card before the expiry of my EAD card, do I need to apply for extension of EAD card? If yes, how and when to apply for the extension?

Thank you :)

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AOS interview Cancelled Twice
11:23 pm February 19, 2020



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Hi Friends,

Our AOS interview was supposed to be in mod February but it got cancelled just three days before the interview date. We received the notice letter stating the interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Four days later the status was updated to "Interview was Scheduled" but yesterday again the status updated to "Interview Cancelled" and later to "Case ready to schedule for an interview".

This is the third time in four months that the case status changed to "Case ready to schedule for an interview".

I called the USCIS customer care but they have the standard answer that you will receive the notice. I don't wanna raise any kinda request with tier 2 officer cause I feel it will probably delay more.

I am getting anxious now.

Has such a thing happened to anyone here?


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bringing kids - spouse N-400 submission
1:13 am February 17, 2020


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Hello All,

I have a complex problem and I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with it.


My wife have been married for almost 3 years (6/28).

My wife's green card expires (CIR-1) on (6/1).

I'm in the process of applying for her I-751.

She has two children, my step children, who still live in their home country. Ages 13 and 10.

We didn't apply to bring them here initially because my wife wants to complete her nursing program first before she brought them here. This has taken more time than I originally expected due to her needing to go back and pass the GED and take ESL classes even though she is a Philippine college graduate and she is pretty fluent in English.

Due to negligence at the Philippine consulate in Qatar, we ended up needing to use her maiden name ( passport ) on the visa.

This passport expires in 2/2022. not close but not far way either.


Money: As we all know these fees are quite burdensome and most of us look for any way we can to trim or combine things if possible.

Time: Stepson's clock is ticking down. I want him to be able to attend US high school so he isn't hamstrung against joining the military like he wants to do.

Stress: my wife is too worried about trying to juggle the kids, homemaker, studying and even some part time work, etc.

Phil Passport - Green Card, SS number, in maiden name:


I had hoped that once my wife obtained her USC after we file for her N-400 in July that we would be able to show her USC status to the embassy and obtain passports and citizenship for the kids while in their home country. After reading up on the N-600 page, the kids must be LPR's here in the US already to qualify.

So now it comes down to how to optimize the filing process.

Though process plan:

We initially file for her I-751 and get that started.

If we file for the kids I-130's before we file for her N-400 in June we can legally add the kids names to the N-400 form since it will not be processed in a year, before the kids arrive.

From past experience bringing over step-kids, I have found their I-130's to be extremely fast tracked ( USCIS ~ 2months) and they were here within 6 months. Start to finish.

This method saves us from having to file for the kids on the N-600. I am not sure on the cost for this form, I couldn't find a fee schedule on the form for it.

Second idea:

File the I-751 as normal.

File the N-400 in July.

Sometime after July but before she gets her citizenship apply for the kids I-130's.

Most likely we won't be able to amend the N-400 to add the kids in time for a single process

Most likely we will need to submit N-600 requests for the kids once both are present and wife is a USC.

Q1: Any legal experts on this board that can tell me what we can and can't legally do in reference to adding the kids on her N-400 if they are not already in the USA.

Q2: Would this cause the package to be denied if they weren't present and only she was? even if the kids were in the USCIS process stream, but not finished?

Q3: Since they are too young to be required to take the oath of citizenship, I am wondering as long as they are in the process and unlikely to be denied due to their legitimate minor status, if this would be alright.

Q4: any better solutions?

Thanks for reading this book and commenting.


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AOS interview Cancelled
1:53 pm February 7, 2020



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Our interview was in a few days. Received an update sometime back on the app.

"Interview Cancelled and Notice Ordered"

Donno how to react. Shud I laugh or feel upset! Lol... 9 months and now more wait.... ?

Has anyone else's interview being cancelled or was cancelled?

How long do they take to reschedule? My FO is Denver.

Has anyone received their GC without having an interview after it got cancelled?

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IR5 PCC accepted for 1 parent, second parent rejected need certified translation ???
10:44 pm January 15, 2020



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HI Guys

Filing IR5 for both my parents, all docs got accepted for my father , for mother the same PCC ( Qatar - Gulf) they are saying DOC Rejected

"Please replace this document with a certified English translation and the original language document"

However this is SO confusing, the document is in English / Arabic (both languages) and CLEARLY says in english no criminal records found against the concerned person.

Also they approved same PCC for my dad for my mom they did not?Is this a mistake of incorrectly trained officer / reviewer?has anyone seen this as well?

Also they are asking for ALL W-2 s and 1099, even though I Submitted last 3 years IRS Tax Transcripts. always thought if you submit tax transcripts from IRS no need for 1099 or W2s?


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