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  1. 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
  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 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)
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. Hello everyone! We have sent our documents last friday and ETA to USCIS will be on February 2. 😁
  7. 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
  8. I am in process to adjustment of status from Visa B1/B2. I would like know if is it possible get Florida’ DL before get approved the EAD or GC. Unfortunately, I overstay my visa and it do not allow me to obtain the DL with my tourist visa.
  9. Hello my friends... I just finally got a job in a bank with my EAD card.... after finishing all the paperwork I realize that I will need to renew my card in a few months because still no interview notice yet. When I Initially fill my case, only did: I485. I765 and I130 I didnt file advance parole, I just tough It wasn't necesary, but at this time I really dont know how long will take the proccess and may be need advance parole to travel to my country. my question is: Can I subbmit the renewal of my EAD and submit the ADVANCE PAROLE form as well? how is the proccess to Renew the EAD? if you have some similar experiences please share it with me. thank you so much guys! down here you all can see my timeline. I fill my case in Houston.
  10. Hello everyone! Need some answers to those who have experienced this. I just had my biometrics done and they put it under my maiden name cause I didn't get to bring my marriage certificate with me to my appointment. So now i'm assuming my ead/ap and gc will have my maiden name on it though I know I can still change my gc into my married name by the time of the interview. My question is, can I call USCIS now to change my name even before the interview? So that my ead/ap will already have my married name? cause when I filed for my aos I did included a copy of my marriage certificate anyway. TIA.
  11. My fiancee and I will be getting married in California, and she'd like to change both her first (she's choosing an English name) and last name (taking my last name). Additionally, she'd like to apply for an EAD while applying for AOS, and apply for a Driver's License as soon as possible, which requires EAD approval from what I've read. It appears that a California Marriage License only allows for middle/last name changes, and a first name change will require a separate name change petition when all is said and done (?). So I was hoping to confirm the following steps that need to be taken. Note: She already has a SSN from when she was a student. Are the following steps correct? Is there a quicker or more optimal way to go about these steps? 1) Get married and she takes my last name. Marriage license shows her original first name + my last name. 2) File for AOS + EAD using her first name + my last name. 3) Go to Social Security Office and show marriage license as proof to have her last name updated. 4) As an aside, assuming her Social Security information is updated to have my last name, can I now add her as an authorized user using her SSN, first name + my last name, her passport for government issued ID, and marriage certificate as proof of her name change? 5) Receive EAD 6) Pass drivers exams and apply for Driver's License using her first name + my last name, showing EAD, passport, and marriage license as identification 7) Receive green card And now, to change her first name: 1) Apply for name change petition 2) Once approved, contact Social Security Office and change name again 3) Follow the steps here to get an updated Driver's License 4) Update banks, credit cards, etc. with new name 5) Finally finished? Also, at this point is it going to be difficult for her to travel as her passport will have a different First and Last names? (her old first name will be her new middle name, FWIW). Any feedback would be appreciated, this is all a little confusing.
  12. Hi all! I filed my AOS papers December 21st but have yet to receive my NOA1 so that makes me a January filer. So all January AOS filers can join here and we can chat and help each other through this process. HUGS and Happy New Year to all. May 2018 be the best year for us all now that we are with our loved ones!
  13. Hi All, When looking at the processing times for the EAD the times are significantly shorter if you submit via "efile" does anyone have any information on how to efile the EAD? https://www.visajourney.com/timeline/eadstats.php Thanks a lot.
  14. ssuthraye

    OPT Denied

    July 03, 2018: I-20 generated July 16, 2018: Update in I-765 form and my DSO asked me to send 4 pages out of 7 I did according to her. July 27, 2018: Received packet from USCIS. July 28, 2018: Aug 5, 2018: University was closed. Aug 6, 2018: USCIS sent back application because of missing documents(Missing last 3 pages of I-765 form). I asked my DSO to check with the I-20 if it is still valid. My DSO said that the application was good to go and you can post it. Posted as adviced by my DSO. Aug 9, 2018: Application was received by USCIS. Aug 21, 2018: Received Form I-797C. Dec 19, 2018: Case was denied because of the date the DSO entered my recommendation for OPT into my SEVIS record was July 03, 2018. I have failed to submit Form I-765 within 30 days of the date DSO entered the recommendation for OPT in my SEVIS record. Dec 20, 2018: SEVIS Expired. I'm planning to file Motion to Reopen. What are the chances for receiving an EAD card? Thank you.
  15. Hi everyone, So a few months ago I was preparing to file the renewal application for my husband's EAD/AP card, and right when I was about to mail it in we got our notice for the green card interview. For some reason I hadn't thought of the wait time between the interview and receiving the green card, so I didn't bother to work on the renewal anymore, since I thought he would probably get his card soon. It has been a month since the interview now and I just realized that the wait may be longer than I expected. I don't know why I thought it would arrive sooner rather than later (probably a little too optimistic about the interview). The EAD expires mid January and I'm not sure if I should just try to wait it out for the GC or just apply for the renewal. Thoughts?
  16. Anyone has done marriage-based I-485 interview in St. Louis? What is the normal timeline for EAD and I-485 approval in this office?
  17. Hi, My wife has not received her work or travel permits yet. We applied for AOS, EAD, and AP in April. Completed Biometrics in May, and in September started receiving biweekly emails from USCIS stating our case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. We also had a congressional inquiry and on Dec 6. Has anyone here ever experienced anything like this? I received the following response regarding the congressional inquiry: Form: I-765 / I-131 Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records confirm that your constituent’s cases are pending at this time. USCIS is committed to adjudicating immigration benefits in a timely and efficient manner while also complying with all relevant directives. While the processing steps for most applications or petitions are completed quickly, a small percentage of cases involve unresolved issues that may result in adjudication delays. We are unable to determine at this time when the review process for these cases will be completed. USCIS will issue a decision on your constituent's cases as soon as possible. We hope the information provided is helpful. If we may be of assistance in the future, please let us know. Thanks, Congressional Liaison U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services National Benefits Center Lee’s Summit, MO
  18. Merely playing devil's advocate here - I've heard that even though it is unlawful for immigrants to work without an EAD/green card, USCIS tends to 'overlook' it (and other offences such as previously overstaying a visa) if you're an immediate relative of a US citizen, such as a spouse. If this is the case, and there will be no action taken to you during the green card process for working without yet having EAD, why bother to follow the rules and wait for your employment document? I'm in no way advocating unauthorised employment, and would never do it myself, just trying to get my head around what deterrents there are for illegal work when A) EAD takes like 5-6 months right now in 2018 and B) most immigrants have hungry mouths to feed.....??
  19. My wife has not received her work or travel permits yet. We applied for AOS, EAD, and AP in April. Completed Biometrics in May, and in September started receiving biweekly emails from USCIS stating our case is ready to be scheduled for an interview. We also had a congressional inquiry and on Dec 6. Has anyone here ever experienced anything like this? Thank you I’m advanced. I received the following response regarding the congressional inquiry: Form: I-765 / I-131 Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) records confirm that your constituent’s cases are pending at this time. USCIS is committed to adjudicating immigration benefits in a timely and efficient manner while also complying with all relevant directives. While the processing steps for most applications or petitions are completed quickly, a small percentage of cases involve unresolved issues that may result in adjudication delays. We are unable to determine at this time when the review process for these cases will be completed. USCIS will issue a decision on your constituent's cases as soon as possible. We hope the information provided is helpful. If we may be of assistance in the future, please let us know. Thanks, Congressional Liaison U.S. Department of Homeland Security U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services National Benefits Center Lee’s Summit, MO
  20. If your EAD (work permit) is going to expire soon and your application for change of status (green card) is still pending, is the renewal fee of $495 applicable? Or is it included in the initial I 485 application fee? I know that wait times are a much as 5 months. Want to start this as soon as possible. Thanks!
  21. Hello. I am currently in the process of AOS. I received my initial EAD and had one RFIE (Birth Certificate with English Translation). I submitted the evidence and now the I-485 status online says ‘Ready to be scheduled for an interview’. I came here as a child with my Mother on her passport (I did not have a passport then) which was on a 6 month B1 Visa. Her passport does have my name and Visa stamp on it including my own I-94 card. However, my Labor Certification filed on it before 4/30/01 ETA-750 says EWI. I do not know why. Also, I came to USA on a tourist visa with my parents as a child 2 years prior and we left before our duration of stay expired. I do not have the I-94 for that but have the passport stamp Visa stating me in there. I never left USA the second time I was brought here as a child. USC Mother petition me for I-130 which was approved in the F1 category. I would still be covered under 245i grandfathered rule right? Also, would the EWI on ETA-750 cause any confusion with USCIS?
  22. Hi all! I just wanted to share a great option I found to help fill the time between entering on a K1 and EAD, particularly for those with interest int he health/counselling fields! So I took some time looking for online volunteer opportunities and they were few and far between, or didn't seem legitimate. However, I eventually found the Crisis Text Line. There's a short application, and they need a SSN for a background check, but it was a straight forward process. You complete an online training course first over 3 or 6 weeks (you choose). This in itself was so good for me. It gave me something to do while my husband was at work! Then after that you book shifts in 2 hour slots to reply to texters, and you don't even have to leave your home! Great for those in states where it's harder to get a driver's licence! It's a super rewarding thing to do, I feel much better just knowing I'm doing something with a positive effect on others. Happy to answer any questions that people might have!
  23. I'm currently on OPT and will file for STEM OPT within the next few days. My current EAD expires on February 04, 2019. It's very important for me to travel to India on February 10th. Since It's very unlikely that I would be receiving my new EAD before my travel, Would it be safe to travel and re-enter USA without EAD card? Can I use valid I-20, password, visa, EAD application receipts to re-enter? Also, would it be safe if I travel to India without EAD and then once received, my roommates send me the new EAD to India?
  24. If this is in the wrong thread I apologize. I have been married to a US citizen for 2 years now (I am South African). We have been waiting for our interview for going on 22 months. My initial EAD expired and I applied for an extension through my attorneys in April, before my EAD expired to be proactive. After 7 months my new EAD has still not arrived. Now the US government is claiming I left the US on the 14th of September which is completely false. They asked for an RFE, the only proof I had was an UberEats receipt for that date, showing the delivery address as our residence. I googled this and found very little info other than people suggesting to look at my i94 travel history. When going on the website, my i94 is there but when clicking on my travel history it says "no record found for traveler". Does anyone know what this means? I have done everything that has been asked of me, now I havent had my interview, I am unable to work because my 180 extension period for my EAD is over and the US government claims I have left the US when I didnt and my Travel History seems to have disappeared? Should I be worried? What can I expect going forward? Our attorneys have expedited my case and told me they have "never seen such unprecedented and egregious claims" before. My wife and I are extremely stressed out at this point and I feel like I'm constantly swimming against the stream and trying to keep my head above water. Anyone with any advice or knowledge about what is happening to me, please inform me. Sincerely, Andre
  25. Hi: I know I have read this somewhere, but couldn't find it this time... What is the difference between: https://egov.uscis.gov/casestatus/landing.do (should i create a login for this website too?) https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ (I already have a login for this website and have added my AOS, EAD and AP MSC... receipts to this one) Thanks ya'll
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