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  1. Hello everyone! So I submit a inquiry about my case been out processing time and I received this message: “Your case is currently under review. You should receive a decision or notice of other action shortly.” If someone had received that message after how long y’all received the EAD card/approved case? Thanks for reading. Good luck everyone! 🤞🍀 ps: I expedite (even if its out processing time) because i have a job offer and i asked for Congressional help.
  2. Hi everyone! Here's a new group for anyone who has just applied for AOS from K1 in July 2018! Fingers crossed for everyone!
  3. Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join
  4. Hi All, I really hope someone could help me here. Yes, there are attorneys out there, who could answer my questions, but I don't have the financial means to pay for one. I've also tried to seek free legal advice, but no one in New York City seems to have availability until January, 2020. I simply can't wait that long. To make a long story short, here are some basic facts about my situation: 1) Entered the US (last entry) on an O1 Visa (Feb. 2019) 2) My job was terminated in July, 2019 3) Got married in July and applied for I-485, I-130, and I-765 4) I accidentally applied under the wrong category, C35, the first few times. It wasn't until a USCIS officer told me the category might be wrong. I had my biometrics taken in September, so everything seems to be on track with the I-485 and I-130. The I-765, however, has been denied a handful of times, and while it may be my own fault, I'm starting to questioning every single part on the form. I simply don't know what to put in certain boxes. It's getting frustrating because we're living off of my husbands salary, and I really want/need to go back to work asap. My questions are as follow: 1) I had EAD before back in 2017, but under a different category. My request for employment should be "initial," correct? 2) I entered the US on an O1 visa, but lost that status immediately followed by my termination. What is my current status, then? 3) Should I still attach my old EAD card even though it isn't relevant for this category? 4) The category I'm filing under is C9, correct? Thank you, and have a wonderful day! Best, Daniel
  5. I have been anxiously waiting for my EAD to arrive for the past two weeks but still no update so far. I got a temporary work permit through my student visa until mid-December, and was hoping that I'd get my EAD by now. I'll officially be outside normal processing time by Monday. From other people's experience, does calling USCIS or submitting an inquiry help at all? Timeline 4/9/19: submitted I485, I765, I130, I131 4/10/19: case received 4/15/19: NoA1 5/14/19: Biometrics 8/28/19: Case Ready to be Scheduled
  6. My husband ead is expiring Oct 29 pending application, we are traveling to miami Nov everything will be expired...HELP WHAT DO WE DO
  7. My Post completely OPT was approved on August 15th. I received my approval notice and my SSN but I never received my EAD card. Since the beginning of September I have put in 4 service requests, spoken to tier 2 officers, and they still haven’t even produced my card. My initial status online around August 13 changed to “new card being produced” then it changed to “case approved”. Apparently they made my card and there was a mistake on it and no one reprinted it. I’m nearing the end of my 90 days of unemployment, and have a job offer to start October 28th. USCIS told me I am allowed to accept employment But it is up to the employer whether they want to hire me without the card or not and my school printed me something off that shows my status is active with my employment ID on it, but HR at the new job says they aren’t sure if they are can hire me without the EAD, so they have sent the only documents I had to their legal team. Has anyone else been in this situation? Is there anything else I can do? I’m allowed to put in another service request on Tuesday October 15th, but so far none of the service requests have worked any info is greatly appreciated.
  8. 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...
  9. Hey guys, Was anyone here able to join the USAF or any other branch with their Conditional Green card? My husband serves and I would like to make it a career as well. I have a bachelors degree but since I’m not a US citizen I would have to join enlisted first and then switch over to be an officer. I will go and talk to a recruiter as well but I was just curious if anyone here joined the military. Thanks in advance.
  10. For people who are hesitant to expedite their EAD because they don't have an official offer letter from their employer, I think it is worth a try. I contacted the congressman office to help me expedite my EAD on 9/9. The only supporting documents that I submitted are a cover letter and an email from my employer stating they could only hold the position for a short period of time (they are not willing to give me an offer letter until they see my EAD). My cover letter emphasized on the difficulty the company have to find someone with my skillsets and vice versa. Here is my timeline for expediting: 9/9 reached out to congressman office 9/10 sent supporting documents to congressman 9/13 Congressman submitted supporting documents to USCIS 9/23 "Expedite Request Approved" But it's been a week now and there isn't any update since. I'm wondering if it is normal to wait for over a week after the "expedite request approved" status? Since a lot of the posts I have seen here show the status changed to "card being produced" within a week. Anyone experiencing something similar?
  11. 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!
  12. I just recieved my employment authorization card but I do have a question with my last name on the card it’s (example) John-Smith but my Last name legally is John Smith I just need to know if it matters ? Because when they approved my form i765 and i130 on the i130 said “Name was Updated” and after that I received my receipts with my last name hyphenated. does it affects while I’m waiting my green card? Thank you.
  13. My husband and I are finally looking at filing for AOS/EAD/AP. However, I have some questions and need guidance. When applying for them I have heard you need to treat them as separate aka need to attach documents to each form. Does the marriage certificate need to be a copy or actual certificates? What else should be submitted along side the whole package ? A thorough answer would be appreciated.
  14. Hi There, I just sent in my package today and it should be received in the month of February so i decided to start a thread for February Filers! Good Luck Everyone and keep us posted! Arrived in USA (Tourist visa December 20th,2016) Married - September 12th, 2017 Filed (I-130, I-130A, I-131, I-485, I-765, I-864)
  15. 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
  16. hi everyone, sorry if this is posted in the wrong part of the forum but im new to this forum. i arrived to the US at the end of last month- in north carolina on a k1 visa. A couple weeks in we applied for our marriage licence and plan on getting married early next week. At the time of appying for the marriage licence i thought we needed to get married before applying for ssn (and i signed something at the office stating that i cant get an ssn (or im not eligible i think it said), but ive since found out that isnt the case and that you are eligible on a k1- since researching the aos process. i called the register of deeds office and told them this, that technically i can get an ssn on k1, and asked if i should apply for ssn then go back to the register of deeds office and get another marriage licence- they said to not do that and to get married then apply for ssn and stated im overthinking this. they adamantly advised to get married first then apply for ssn. my question is, should i go ahead and get married, then apply for ssn at the social security office, then wait for it to arrive, then complete AOS? or should i just get married, go ahead with AOS and check the box for part 2 question 14 of the i765 employment authorization form which requests a social security card be issued?? sorry for the long post, but any advice is appreciated. thanks
  17. Any idea on how long EAD/AP wait is in GA? AOS- NOA 1 date is May 7 and case status still says fingerprint complete...
  18. Hi Guys! I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married. I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year). Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected. I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview"). USCIS is saying it takes 15-31.5 (AOS) months for NYC - https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ It looks like my current EAD/AP will expire (July 2019) before I'll receive my green card. What are my options? - Is it true that I can submit for a renewal up to 6 months before it expires? - Will they waiver the EAD/AP fee since it's based on a AOS? - Will it be quicker this time since it's a renewal? (It took me 5.5 months to get my current combo card) Thank you all so much, this forum kicks ###! -David
  19. I'm on an F-1 Visa, and have applied for an EAD on Post-OPT. My application was received on June 27th and on August 13th I submitted an Expedite Request. I received a denial e-mail on the very next day, without even having the chance to argue about it. My question here is, now that my expedite request got denied, while I was about 40 days into the process, does that mean my application got sent to the bottom of the pile and I went back to the equivalent of day 1? I keep hearing rumors about it and it gets me very worried. It has now been 67 days since it was first received. P.S. If you're on an F-1 Visa, in the same situation; don't even bother requesting an expedite. You will be denied right away. If someone could help me figure this out, I'd be very thankful.
  20. Hi all, I immigrated to the US on a K1 marriage visa (during March 2019). I wanted to share with you guys my journey and steps in obtaining my EAD (because I know how important but stressful/ long it can be). The time it took to obtain my EAD was fairly long, (around 4 months after filing) but I believe this is in the current processing timeframes & FYI I MADE AN EXPEDITE REQUEST. Please see below: March 1st 2019: Entered the US on K-1 Visa March 19th 2019: Got married ❤️ April 14th 2019: Filed for my Adjustment of status/ EAD * heard absolutely nothing regarding both AOS/ EAD for a few months August 12th 2019: Filed for an expeditie on my EAD/ Form i-765: I phoned the USCIS, and they raised the case for me. August 14th 2019: Received an email from USCIS requesting further evidence to support my expedite (they always want evidence faxed back over) August 14th 2019: Sent supporting documents via fax (I filed under financial hardship and a job offer from a very respectable non-profit organisation) August 16th 2019: USCIS received my evidence and began reviewing August 23rd 2019: EAD/ i765 Approved/ and the USCIS were ordering/ processing my new card August 27th 2019: USCIS Mailed my card August 28th 2019: Received letter from USCIS explaining my EAD approval and next steps August 29th 2019: Card delivered/ in my hand Now I am just waiting for an interview date for AOS - Happy days! My advice is to hang tight, if you're waiting past 90 days with not hearing anything from USCIS... file for an expedite, be sure you have valid reasons and solid forms of evidence to support your case. Best of luck to all.
  21. So... My combo card expires in 178 days (I applied for AOS from K1 almost a year ago, and zero news about that, still on "fingersprints fee received"). I heard that this year's EAD renewals are taking 6 to 8 months. Is that true?? What happens if they don't send the renewal before it expires? Are we supposed to stop working? I'm self-employed: would I have to stop working? Also, do I send the renewal application to the Chicago Lockbox or my field office? Thanks.
  22. My wife entered the US on a K-1 visa late November 2018. We filed AoS in December after our wedding. Her EAD came over the summer after we had to put in a request to expedite it. She has now started a teaching job, and her EAD is only valid until the end of May 2020. She could get a one-time extension through November 2020, but that would not last her through next school year and could put her job in jeopardy. Our case is at the Orlando field office because we live in Central Florida now. We are moving to our house near (but not in) Orlando by the end of the year. With the house, we need both of our incomes. The Orlando field office has a long backlog with an estimated time range of 13.5-33 months. Their “Receipt date for a case inquiry” was recently backdated from 2018 to November 26, 2016, as of today. While Jacksonville, Florida’s, processing time is not great, it is at least better: 11-25 months. The Orlando field office is actually closer, but our neighbor was assigned to the Jacksonville field office. His wife got her green card within a few months of their wedding. This was several years before we got married. On my wife’s first week of work last week, her school put us in touch with an immigration lawyer who wants to have a $250, 1-hour consultation with us. We just need to ask that lawyer if we can transfer my wife’s case to Jacksonville. After a lot of effort this summer contacting USCIS, our Congressman, and others in the government, we’re not happy about the government stringing us along regarding her continued work authorization. I’m apprehensive at spending thousands or tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, especially while we have a house under construction. I've used JustAnswer several times before to help us fill out forms, but there's more at stake here. So before I continue down a path with this lawyer, I just wanted to check here: has anyone else engaged an immigration lawyer from a similar situation (planning ahead for EAD renewal after K-1 AoS)? Did it help? Any other thoughts or advice?
  23. Hey friends, Never thought I'd have to renew this bad boy-- but that's USCIS for you! I've read countless of threads, and the official instructions a few times through, but just want to make sure I haven't missed anything. CHECKLIST "Tear-off portion" sheet with 3 barcodes from previous EAD approval attached to the front of my packet (Original or photocopy?) EAD Cover Letter G-1145 Original i-765 2 passport photo's (Name and Alien Number written on back) Photocopy of i-797c for my i-485 Photocopy of i-797c for my previous i-765 submission Photocopy of i-797c biometrics appointment notice Photocopy of current EAD card (front and back) Photocopy of Potential Interview Waiver Notice Photocopy of i-94 (front and back) AP Cover Letter G-1145 Original i-131 2 passport photo's (Name and Alien Number written on back) Photocopy of i-797c for my i-485 Photocopy of i-797c for my previous i-131 submission Photocopy of i-797c biometrics appointment notice Photocopy of current EAD card (front and back) Photocopy of K1 Visa Supplement sheet explaining reasoning for AP request And then as a side note, to my knowledge-- since I'm ©(9), I don't need to pay a filing fee. And the address I should be sending to is: USCIS Chicago Lockbox For U.S. Postal Service: USCIS P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 For Express mail and courier deliveries: USCIS Attn: FBAS 131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517 Did I get everything? Pretty paranoid about sending this off-- as always!! Once again, all comments, advice and feedback are greatly appreciated!
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