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Sara + Kevin

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  1. Thanks both. If we received EAD 3/2 can we apply for renewal before they impose the new fees on 10/2?
  2. Wait does this mean we have to pay $410 to renew the EAD?
  3. @Wuozopo We definitely did not do that, but we did file our return jointly. Now I'm a little confused, does that mean he is considered a nonresident alien, despite the joint return?
  4. Thanks for your response. We filed our 2019 taxes jointly, so I'm assuming that means he is being treated as a resident alien. Is his current status F-1 right now? I believe that status has been terminated as he's no longer attending school. I assumed right now he's just in limbo while AOS is pending - so we're not sure at all what his current status is. Working off the assumption that he's not in F-1 status, he should meet the substantial presence test in early July (after 183 calendar days of 2020). Should we wait until that date to open his IRA? Or can we do it now, since we filed 2019 taxes jointly, meaning he has been treated as a resident alien for tax purposes. EDIT: Sorry, I just now read through the link you sent. I see it doesn't matter that he's met the substantial presence test, as we are married and have filed a joint tax return. Thanks! Just to clarify, being considered a resident alien for tax purposes is enough to check off the "resident alien" box while signing up for the Roth IRA right?
  5. Hi all, My husband is adjusting from F-1 status to become a permanent resident. Our NOA-1 date is December 9th, and we are currently waiting for our interview. He has an SSN and received his EAD card and just got a new job. We are thinking of opening a Roth IRA for him, but are wondering if he should be considered a non-resident alien or a resident alien? We looked at the IRS's guidance on Determining Alien Tax Status. I don't think he meets the green card test as that document is currently pending. For the substantial presence test, he's been here for a few years now, but had an F-1 status, so years under that status are to be excluded from the continuous presence days. Our question is, what exactly has his status been since our NOA-1 date (12/9/2019)? If that status is not exempt and does indeed count towards substantial presence, can we wait until 183 days after January 1, 2020 -- which would be July 2 -- and open up his Roth IRA while selecting "resident alien" as his status? Ideally, we'd like to open the account before July 15th, as that is the 2019 contribution deadline. Thanks for your help!
  6. OP, what has changed now? Have you found a suitable caregiver to take your place when you return to the U.S.? U.S. immigration will likely see you abandoned residency by choice (difficult though it may have been) rather than by necessity.
  7. I received the same update. Makes no sense since I already received my EAD/AP combo card. Glad I'm not the only one!
  8. Hi everyone, I'm wondering why the case status for my I-131 was updated to "Case Was Updated To Show Fingerprints Were Taken," since I received my EAD card a little over a month ago. Is this normal? Should I be worried? Also, a letter from USCIS showed up in my USPS Informed Delivery email today. Would it just be an update reflecting the change to my I-131 case? All my other case statuses (I-130, I-485, I-765) don't have any updates, it's just the fingerprints update for the I-131. Thanks!
  9. Thank you! Will advise him to keep the job listed. Good to hear other people with similar stories had success @millefleur
  10. Hi everyone - my husband just got his EAD from AOS and will soon begin his job hunt. Would it be better for him to leave a two-year gap in his resumé or list a job he's been working that's not relevant to his field? For context, he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science and was a software engineer on OPT. However, his company moved, and he was not willing to relocate with the team. He wasn't able to find another job related to his field and has been working as a shipping clerk since 2018. We're not really sure which is best to list on resumé—a gap or an unrelated job as most recent experience. We appreciate any insight you guys may have!
  11. Hi - Congrats again on receiving the card! Would you mind letting me know if you received a tracking number with your status update? I’m currently at “Card Was Mailed to Me” but no tracking number.
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