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  1. Hi everyone, I have been searching through this forum and did not find any topics that discussed EAD Expedite cases where USCIS has requested Proof. Share your experience and timeline here so we can get a better idea about how long it takes and what is the success rate. You can track mine in my signature. I requested EAD expedite review under Severe Financial Loss and I provided a letter from my employer to prove it. It has been 9 days since I faxed my letter and no change so far...
  2. I got my SSN before I was married to my husband through the K1 visa process. So my social security card has my maiden name on it and says I'm not allowed to work. I now have my EAD which is in my married name and obviously allows me to work. Is this contradiction of information going to cause any issues with me getting a job? Or will I have to get the SSN card amended first? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
  3. My husband filed for his EAD and AP separately. However the EAD and AP arrived about 3 weeks apart(no combo card). Due to COVID related USCIS closings and backlog, it looks like we won't have our AOS interview anytime soon. He will need to renew both the EAD and AP. We want to know: 1. When should he start to file for his EAD and AP? 180 days or 90 days before they both expire ? 2. Is it possible for him to file for both the EAD and AP at the same time and receive a combo card?
  4. So I finally got my EAD card, which is great. But SSA offices are closed for who knows how long. The different name on social is already causing problems with not having able to do dmv stuff online or filing taxes, getting employed etc.. I read that one way is to mail them all the original documents including my EAD card which is INSANE and way too risky. I can't believe this is the only way to change one name in a piece of a card. I am so desperate that I might even consider it, but if my EAD card would get lost I don't think what I would do, probably go mad. Is there anyone who actually did this and succeeded? And what I understood I am just to mail to documents to the field office, thats it? I think I would much more like to wait but I don't know if thats wise either.. There is absolutely no information about when the offices should open.
  5. Hi all! First time poster here. I have a question on renewing my EAD. For context, here is some info our case: My wife (American) and I (Irish) got married in March 2019, in Manhattan, NY. We filed for AOS and EAD in April 2019, in Brooklyn, NY. I did my biometrics appointment in May 2019. We were ‘ready to be scheduled for an interview’ in August 2019. I received my EAD card in November 2019. There have been no updates on our case since then. My EAD expires in October this year. I’m filling in the renewal form (i-765) now. My question is about ‘Eligibility Category’ (27. Page 3 of 7). It says to refer to the ‘Who May File Form I-765’ section of the instructions, but I find it confusing and I’m not sure which category I fall under. I’m wondering if anyone knows what my eligibility category is and if there’s supporting paperwork I need to give with the I-765? I would like to apply for AP again also. Apologies if I've given too much information. Thank you!
  6. Hi, I want to expedite my work Authorization document (EAD) that's still pending. I 'm a nurse and i plan to expedite it because of my health care field. Do you have any advices if it is better to do it with letter or through email, if i can do it through congress person letter too (i don't know how really it works). My visa fiance has expired and i couldn't applied for ssn because of lock down of all offices because of this global pandemic. I already applied for AOS before 90 days. But i can't get my ssn so i can't apply to get my nursing license here because i have foreign nursing license.
  7. Di anyone that file in February get EAD approve without sending a Request?
  8. Hello everyone, I applied for F1 OPT's employment authorization card and my case was received on February 26th 2020. Apparently USCIS RFE'd my application on April 1st 2020, but they never updated in their website that they are requesting additional evidence for my EAD i-765 application. The worst case happen, the RFE mail never enter into my mail-box (I called them and informed them about this, and they told me they send the RFE mail to wrong address........), so I never had any idea about this whole RFE situation (I constantly check my case status and it only says 'received' until now). Luckily I called them yesterday and only then did USCIS staff directly inform me that my application has been RFE'd. I have been requesting them to send the RFE through e-mail instead. I called them 4 times, and the last call the staff mentioned it could take from 15-days to 30 days for the RFE request to be processed, so until now I still have no clue what additional documents that USCIS wanted from me to continue processing my case I have a job offer that starts in June 8th, I have already contacted the company but this entire situation still makes me feel uneasy and I will like to expedite the case if possible. Can anyone here please share advice on expediting the process? I really need all the help I could get right now Thank you
  9. Hello all, I am an EB3 ROW Pending AOS Nurse. PD 28TH FEB 2020. I requested for uscis to expedite my I765. My expedite request was approved. USCIS never asked me to submit any further evidence. I have been waiting for 2 weeks to get an update. Just yesterday, i received a case status update that my I765 was denied and i would be sent a Notice of ACTION/DECISION LATER IN THE MAIL. Pls someone help me. It will take some time before i get the denial decision letter. But has anyone ever been in a similar situation. I am honestly stressed. Maybe it was too early to try to expedite my case. USCIS is so confusing. they could've denied my request instead of denying the actual I765. The system is broken and i am honestly tired of them.
  10. I am a F1 student. I was doing my opt after i graduate on December 2018. My ead card expired on January 01 2020. I got married on September 2019 with my husband which he is a citizen of the US. We sent I-130, I-1485, I-765, I-131 all the forms to USCIS. USCIS sent us mails to notice us they received our forms on December. already finished the finger print on January 2020 and USCIS updated about that on my account too. My manager told me my ead card expired so I called USCUS to explain the situation if there is a way I can still legally working. They told me I am on c9: “adjustments of status”, which I can extend my card 180 days. They told me tell my manager about that and then it should be fine. However, my manager asked me to see if USCIS can give me a official letter to prove it. So, I called them again and they said they will not give me anything to show that. Everything I need is on the website.I asked if I can have a chance to expedited my ead card then I can still keep my position. They told me it’s just two months now so it’s not necessary to do that. I want to keep my job because I love that job so much. What I can do now? Should I apply expedited the ead card still? Thank you
  11. Hello VJ Community! I hope you are all staying safe and well during these scary circumstances. USC Petitioner here, seeking guidance on how to go about applying for my now-husband's Social Security number. My husband arrived in Texas from the UK using a K1 visa on March 16. All Social Security offices shut their doors (as a safety precaution against COVID-19) the day after, on March 17. We got married on March 21 and are now in the process of putting together our AOS/I-944/AP/EAD packets. We saw that you can choose to apply for your SSN on the EAD application, but I assume he wouldn't get the card until after he receives the EAD five or so months down the line. We were thinking of checking "No" on the application and waiting until the offices re-open so that we can apply in-person and hopefully get the card in the mail sooner. His I-94 expires on June 12, so we are really hoping that things normalize before then. Any thoughts on going this route? Thankfully, not having an SSN hasn't caused major roadblocks for us yet. We were able to get him a phone plan, health insurance, and I was able to add him to my checking account, savings account, and credit cards. The biggest setback would be not being able to obtain his driver's license. He has a valid UK driver's license that he's eligible to use for 90 days, but he'll need to apply for a Texas license after that point and having an SSN is a requirment to obtain one. Has anyone tried checking "Yes" on the EAD, but then also going to their local office to apply in-person after submitting the application? Would that cause issues for him down the line? Thank you! Will appreciate any advice/input you can provide.
  12. Hi everyone! I filed for adjustment of status from K1 in september, also added the forms for advance parole and EAD and applied for a SSN in the same form. I got my EAD 2 weeks ago, but so far nothing on my SSN. The instructions say that it shouldn't take no longer than 7 business days to get after EAD. So, I called SSA yesterday and said I needed to file in person. I called the office in Savannah but they are closed to the public due to the coronavirus outbreak and they don't know when they will be open again. Also, the guy said the process for a SSN with the EAD can take up to 6 weeks, so I needed to way another month either way. My question is, how is my husband supposed to file taxes as married if i don't have a SSN and since I have a EAD I'm not eligible for an ITIN? I hope my SSN gets here before the deadline to file, but what can I do in case it doesn't?? Thank you!!!!
  13. Hi, I'm wondering whats taking USCIS so long to process my application for AOS along with application for EAD and also AP. We sent our application on the 12th of February through USPS, to Chicago IL. We had it tracked and it arrived at the 16th of february at their address. and so far nothing came in yet in the mail or notice though email/text with G-1145 on top of my application. I know that USCIS implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide, including in Illinois, on Feb. 24, 2020. but our application came in earlier than that, ill post the note on the USCIS Website. " the rule affects postmark application starting on the 24th and after that date" Thank you for your time. Mahalo's ALERT: On Feb. 21, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed the statewide injunction issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois affecting Illinois filers. USCIS implemented the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule nationwide, including in Illinois, on Feb. 24, 2020. USCIS will apply the final rule to all applications for adjustment of status, and applications and petitions for extension of nonimmigrant stay or change of nonimmigrant status postmarked (or, if applicable, submitted electronically) on or after that date. For applications and petitions that are sent by commercial courier (for example, UPS, FedEx, or DHL), the postmark date is the date reflected on the courier receipt. USCIS will reject any affected application or petition that does not adhere to the final rule, including those submitted by or on behalf of aliens living in Illinois, if postmarked on or after Feb. 24, 2020. The final rule requires applicants for adjustment of status who are subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility and certain applicants and petitioners seeking extension of stay and change of status to report certain information related to public benefits. Due to litigation-related delays in the final rule’s implementation, USCIS is applying this requirement as though it refers to Feb. 24, 2020, rather than Oct. 15, 2019. Please read all references to Oct. 15, 2019, as though they refer to Feb. 24, 2020. USCIS will not consider, and applicants for adjustment of status do not need to report, the application for, certification or approval to receive, or receipt of certain previously excluded non-cash public benefits (such as SNAP, most forms of Medicaid, and public housing) before Feb. 24, 2020. Similarly, USCIS will not consider as a heavily weighted negative factor receipt of previously included public benefits (such as SSI and TANF) before Feb. 24, 2020, in a public charge inadmissibility determination. Certain classes of aliens are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility (such as refugees, asylees, certain VAWA self-petitioners, U petitioners, and T applicants) and therefore, are not subject to the final rule.
  14. Evening All! Forgive me if this is in the wrong section. If it is could someone kindly move it to the right one? Thanks! I would like to go ahead and give some background on my immigration process thus far: I moved to New York on June 14th via K1 visa. Got married to my LOVE ❤️ on July 1st (Canada Day! lol), and sent my AOS package along with the EAD and AP on July 9, 2019 to the National Benefits Center. NOA 1 dated July 15, 2019, Bio-metrics was done on August 5, 2019. My field office is Albany, New York. A few weeks back I was on indeed looking at jobs curious to see if I would find my particular job available in the area that I'm living. I was checking periodically before and never had any luck finding my particular position: Senior Property Accountant. I was worried that I was in a niche career and that I wouldn't be able to find my positions since the area I live in generally doesn't have loads of condominiums/residential buildings which means they have 0 need for Property Management Firms and that I was going to have to settle with choosing a different path for my career once I received the EAD. The thought of downgrading position and work experience was not sitting well with me (even though it was my choice, so I'd have to live with it regardless). Well it happened I found the position I had been hoping I'd find: Senior Property Accountant at a nationally recognized company. So I thought "what the heck, let me apply". After waiting a few days I received an email to come in for an Interview. Well my interview went perfect and even before she did her final interview she sent me a tentative job offer contingent on getting my EAD expedited. So here comes the rest: October 1, 2019 - called USCIS and requested the EAD expedite October 4, 2019 - received email to send in additional documents October 9, 2019 - faxed in cover letter from Company describing position and reason for wanting them to expedite the EAD, job offer, job posting from indeed, and a copy of my resume October 17, 2019 - notification that they received my documents October 24, 2019 - notification that CARD IS BEING PRODUCED!!!! I requested the expedite based on financial hardship to the company. But I'll be honest it wasn't extreme urgent need, at least it wasn't explained that way in their cover letter. I was honestly worried that I wasn't going to get it and my only opportunity to work in my same field was going to slip right past me. But it happened, I got lucky, and they approved my EAD expedite. I should receive the card soon! I just can't believe it! I'm writing this to give others hope that you can do it too, so long as you provide them with what they are looking for. I am living proof that there is no harm in asking, it's a testament to all those out there that it truly never hurts to try. You literally have nothing to lose. Okay excited rant over... lol If you have any questions on the process or anything at all please ask. I'd be more than happy to help!! If it wasn't for visajourney I wouldn't have been able to make it through this far so this a big THANK YOU to everyone out there on this beautiful forum!
  15. Hello everyone, I am new in the forum. I've tried to look for topics with my same issue but found none so far. I would like to have opinions from people/lawyers who are/were dealing with my same situation. I applied for AOS few days ago as our immigration lawyer suggested. I am married to an US citizen and crossed the border legally months ago, from Italy. The lawyer reassured us that I will eventually obtain the Green Card, since our strong historical/financial background but I am worried about work. I should receive my EAD in 6 months, hopefully, and this really gets me down. Living for lots of time without getting some honest money in the pocket really gets me down. I know people that can easily give me a fake SSN so I can start working, but I want to think twice before doing it. Is there any chance that it can come out during my AOS process? I will not use the SNN or other reasons but for work. I would be happy if someone can share experiences about this. I have not talked about this with my lawyer since she gets paid a lot only for simple questions.
  16. I got a request for initial evidence a week ago. They were asking me to send additional evidence about my husbands pay. I responded to it today. Right now I don’t care too much about how long the green card or AP takes. I have a job offer on the line - due to start end of August and the employer is kind enough to put me on hold for the position. So I need to have a general idea of how long I’d be expected to wait to receive EAD after they receive the evidence. Does anybody here know? More recent experiences would be so helpful. My case is at the National Benefits Center in MO and I already had biometrics done last month. Thanks!
  17. Hi everyone, I just received my EAD and will be resuming work on Monday. In Dallas there’s little to no public transport and my wife’s job is opposite from mine. Please does anyone know the cheapest weekly car rental possible? Thanks
  18. Hi everyone! Here's a new group for anyone who has just applied for AOS from K1 in July 2018! Fingers crossed for everyone!
  19. Hi all - we had our AOS interview yesterday, thought I would add info if it helps anyone: - They were primarily concerned with tax returns and paystubs, all of which we had and presented. - We were only asked where we got married (and half-way through explaining, agent said he had had enough info). - All of our photos/albums were reviewed, but not questions asked. They did keep a few photos from our wedding (which we have duplicates of). Overall it was very simple and painless; we hope to get the Green Card within the next few weeks! Hope this helps!
  20. Hi Everyone, I'm becoming very impatient! I have a job offer and I need to start working from 22nd January. Can you guys help me to get an idea when my EAD should be approved by? Case is with National Benefit Center (MSC). 08/30/17 -- Filed I-765 and I-485 09/25/17 -- BIO Completed // 11/15/17 -- Called USCIS, got a referral number, no feedback received 12/05/17 -- Called USCIS, got a referral number, no feedback received 01/08/18 -- Called USCIS, escalated case to Tier 2, then escalated to Tier 2 Supervisor who told me she would call back in a few days, still waiting... On the USCIS tracker it only shows "Fingerprint Fee was received" since 09/12/17 for I-485; and "Case was received" since 09/07/17 for I-765. Its been 134 days!
  21. Hi! I think I have a pretty straight forward question, but I am not really sure about the steps that I should follow. I am currently on a F1 student visa working on EAD that you get for one year after completing my studies. I am getting married to a US citizen in January and planning to change my last name to my spouse's last name. I am trying to understand when I should/can change my last name on my SSN and drivers license. I am applying for the new EAD along with our application for my Green Card (Adjustment of Status and Petition). Do I need to wait for my new EAD (with my new last name) to arrive in the mail first or do I have to go to the SSN office as soon as I have my marriage certificate? I believe that I can't change my drivers license before my new EAD comes because they request that as a proof of identity at the DMV, but I am also not 100% sure. Thanks!
  22. Hi All, This community is incredibly helpful. We have a number of questions that we'd love to get people's thoughts on. Quick backround: + We are an engaged couple that is planning on moving to the U.S. in september because one of us (the U.S. citizen) is starting grad school. + My fiancée is an Argentine citizen. She currently has a long-term tourist visa We've decided to go with the K-1 process. We know it's not an ideal from a work perspective for my fiancée, but we understand it gives us the best shot at being together in the U.S. as soon as possible (our primary goal). Here go the questions. 1) We understand that even though we have both been living outside the U.S. for the last 3.5 years, we can go through the K-1 process. I understand that I need to be "domiciled" in the U.S. Currently in the U.S. I have: - A bank account (registered to my parents' address) - An investment account (registered to my parents' address) - Credit cards I use regularly (registered to my parents' address) - Have paid taxes the last 3 years - I have voted in the U.S. in the 2016 election and will do so again for 2020 Do I qualify as being "domiciled" in the U.S.? At what point do we have to send proof of being "domiciled" (when sending the I-129F or later on?) Anything else I need to be aware of since I'm applying from abroad? 2) For the application, do we have to translate proof documents such as bank statements, bills or plane tickets in Spanish? If so, do they have to be done by an "official" translator? 3) If the K1 is not approved by September, can my fiancée go to US with tourist visa to visit me at least periodically? Or would that be a problem? 4) Once we get the K1, get married and start the EAD process, could my fiancée still work remote for her Argentine employer being paid in Argentina? This while waiting for the EAD process. Thanks so much. This community is everything!
  23. Hi everyone! Does anyone know what should I pick on number 14? I already got my SSN so should I choose "No" or leave it blank?
  24. Hey everyone, I just received my EAD/AP Combo Card on Monday January 13. My card shows validity period from 01/07/2019 to 01/06/2020. Am I right in understanding that my card is already expired? My AP letter shows validity from 01/07/2020 – 01/06/2021. My I-797 NOAs for both EAD and AP were dated 01/07/2020. Has anyone had this experience? I assume it is an USCIS error. I have a callback with them tomorrow. Thanks!
  25. Alright folks, brand new month right here, you all have made to the AOS phase. Congrats and happy new life together. This thread will be for AOS discussions for those who sent their AOS package in August 2018..... Good luck everyone and couple things, EAD/AP taking around 4 to 6 months Expedite Criteria : https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria AOS Checklist: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos USCIS Processing Times Page: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ USCIS Inquiry about your case: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=onpt Enjoy
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