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Ela S.

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Ela S. last won the day on May 21 2020

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About Ela S.

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  • Birthday 08/22/1996
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  • Location Alexandria, VA, USA

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  1. How can we claim our stimulus checks? I have a SSN as well and we’re filing taxes soon but I have no idea how to do anything. I only know I have to file them as resident alien since I’m married to a USC. How do we know if we’re eligible?
  2. How come they never approved the expedite? Did you inquire about it?
  3. So sorry to hear this. I was in the same situation. Unfortunately if your K-1 visa is expired you cannot get a SSN. I applied for it back in November with an expired K-1 visa and got denied. I finally got my combo card this week and have another appointment at the SSA office next Monday. They said with my EAD my application won’t be denied this time. You will have to wait until you get your EAD...
  4. It got rejected due to my K-1 visa being expired. I have an appointment next Monday actually to apply for an SSN again since I got my combo card this Monday and got a job with a start date on January 19th
  5. Very simple. 1. Call USCIS or chat to an agent through Emma (I chose to do it through Emma) and request to expedite your EAD. They will give you a Referral number. (It’s like a receipt # but for requests) 2. Wait for an email from USCIS requesting proof for the expedite. You should get this email within 5 days of initiating the expedite request. The email will include the Info on who to send the proof to (Fax #, Division # etc.) Don’t forget to include a cover letter! 3. Nothing else! Just wait until you receive another email with a case status of approval/denial. This can take up to 30 days but in my case it took 1 day! This whole process took 6 days total for me
  6. My EAD expedite request got approved TODAY!! Insanely fast considering I requested it 6 days ago and literally faxed my job offer yesterday in the afternoon. USCIS are working hard!
  7. Congrats! You’re almost there. May I ask how long it took for them to send you the email asking for proof after you requested the expedite?
  8. In the process of expediting my EAD! I got an offer so I spoke to an agent through Emma and she put in the request on 12/16. When I woke up this morning I had an update status email from USCIS saying they received the request and my status updated on Case Tracker to ‘Expedite Request Received’. She said I would hear back from them within 5 days. I suppose they’ll ask for proof (offer letter) on the next step. Fingers crossed! Hoping to start the new year with my combo card in hand.
  9. Finally some good news! Still no word on the Combo Card though. Still shows Fingerprints were taken. My biometrics appointment was on December 3rd!
  10. What I did to get an early appointment was message the DMV’s twitter account. For real this truly helps they are very responsive and they will give you the earliest appointment they have which is usually within 2 weeks. I didn’t need as many documents honestly. I don’t even have a SSN yet and that wasn’t even a problem. This is what I brought with me: - Spanish passport with K-1 visa - Unexpired I-94 - I-485 & I-765 NOA1 - Marriage certificate - Spanish driver’s license - Two proof of residence (Bank statement & Lease contract in my case) - SS card (I don’t have this but if you do it’s better since you can get a REAL ID. I only got a regular DL) - Approval Email from Richmond (Bring this to the next appointment you have and if you don’t need to do any tests then you should get your DL granted on the spot) All of this got me a license without problem. Your I-94 wasn’t expired by the time you got the approval email from Richmond so I’ll highly doubt you will have any problems. If it expires before you get your license you will be fine because that was my case. I got my license in October and my I-94 expired back in August but it did so after I got the email approval from Richmond. Like I said though if you want to get an earlier appointment try messaging the DMV on twitter they’re very nice and willing to help at all times. Do not waste your time calling the DMV, they are of no help by phone. Good luck! By the way I got my license at the Woodbridge DMV! Very nice people.
  11. I’m in Virginia too and was able to get a DL on my K-1 visa (unexpired I-94) and with my I-485 Noa1. You should be able to get one with an EAD alone. It’s probably an easier process than mine too. Had to visit the DMV multiple times because they kept giving me problems. I recommend you visit a different DMV next time. I had to go to like 3 different ones.
  12. Alright chill. We know about all this. I already have a driver’s license. Virginia doesn’t require a SSN to get one. You don’t need a work permit to get a SSN: https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10096.pdf “If you are not authorized by DHS to work in the United States, you can get a Social Security number only if you can prove you need it for a valid non-work reason. That might happen, for example, if a state or federal law requires you to have a Social Security number to obtain benefits to which you have already established entitlement.” I’m thinking Covid-19 is the reason why they are more laxed.
  13. The information above is not entirely true. My I-94 expired in August and I have an appointment to get my SSN on Tuesday. They said as long as I bring my marriage certificate I’m good to go. This is in Virginia though.
  14. When I got the email I received my appointment letter after 5 natural days. The Tier 2 officer told me on the phone it could take up to 2 weeks to receive the appointment letter by mail. They don’t update the case status so we’re never going to be able to see the document online Congratulations!!!
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