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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. Hi there, I’m filing for a spouse-based green card and I have some questions regarding some of the forms. Some of the questions might seem redundant, but since my husband (a U.S. citizen) and I are planning to file with no lawyer assistance, I want to make sure we’re doing this right. I currently reside in the U.S. Here it goes. I-130, “Petition for Alien Relative:” 1) Is it ok to submit uncertified photocopies of our marriage certificate and birth certificates? 2) As a proof of U.S. citizenship, multiple websites list examples of acceptable documents, such as the U.S. birth certificate, Valid U.S. passport, Naturalization Certificate, Certificate of Citizenship, and Consular Report of Birth Abroad. Should my husband submit all of these docs, or is one or two from the list enough? 3) Regarding our join joint bank account statements, statements for what period should we consider to submit? We have had two joint bank account for almost three years and submitting all the statements seems a lot. 4) What are good proofs for our bona fide marriage, aside bank statements, photos, and proofs of traveling together? 5) What is the best proof that we live together now? (We’ve been living together for two years) I-485, “Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status:” 6) Can I use an uncertified photocopy of my foreign birth certificate and translate it on my own, or do I need to turn to a certified translator? 7) As a proof of lawful U.S. entry and status, is it ok if I send an uncertified photocopy of my visa in my passport? 8) I do not have any previous interactions with law enforcement, do I still need police records testifying that I do not have any records? 9) Do I duplicate documents that are asked for in multiple multiple forms, e.g. I-94 travel record, valid U.S. visa, passport, images, or is one of each good? I-765, “Work Permit Application Form:” 10) I’m currently on my student visa (F-1). Based on my F-1 visa, I have been allowed to work on campus. Does this count towards previous work permit, i.e. do I need to count my F-1 status and submit proof of previous authorization to work in the United States? If so, how does this proof look like? 11) Do I need to include an additional 2-inch-by-2-inch passport-style photo with I-765, or the one asked for the I-130 enough? Many thanks! Wish me luck.
  3. Hi there! I am currently applying for Aoj along with I-765 for work Authorization. on my I-485, currently have a Request for information however my I-765 is currently overdue processing time and it is still "active." I'm not sure if my RFE stops the I-765 from processing as I'm trying to get the documents together to send it off ASAP. so if anyone could let me know if my I-765 is being held up by the RFE on my I--485 that'd be great! Cheers!
  4. Hi all, I wanted to start a thread with general questions about my AOS process and to learn from everyone who has gone through a similar scenario. Here are a few questions as I am gathering all my documents: Q: Should I file form I-693 along with all of my initial documents? A: There is no need. Schedule an examination after the interview date is set. Q: Do I need to translate my vaccination record etc.? If so, can I translate everything myself? A: Q: My husband is filing form I-130 online. Should I also print everything and file form I-130 along with form I-485? A: Q: In Part 1 of form I-765, do I choose 1.a Initial permission to accept employment or 1.c renewal of my permission, since I have used an EAD twice before (once after undergraduate and again after graduate degree) A: Q: In Part 2 of form I-765, #12, do I select "yes" even though my employer "filed" Form i-765 for me previously? A: Q: We have a joint lease for an apartment in Raleigh, NC but I commute to work in VA and have another apartment in VA what address should I use for all my forms? A: Background information on us: I am a resident alien working under my H1B visa (since June 2019) I moved to the states 8 years ago (F1 - undergrad, OPT, F1 - graduate, OPT, H1B) I married a US citizen on Jan. 31, 2020 We are planning on submitting everything as soon as possible since we have been doing long distance for over a year and would like to live in the same place! I greatly appreciate any help on this. If you are going through the same thing, please feel free to ask your questions and I hope to be able to help out as well. Thank you so much in advance!
  5. Hi! I was contacting a friend who gave me an offer for A summer job. Right now I'm currently going through the process of applying for a I-765 (which I should receive within the month) and a I-485 and I was wondering if I could legally apply for the job. My thought process is that, if I'm just being offered and I accept the job, is not the same as working and by this summer I should have the Work Authorization to start earning money. Though I can understand it being against applying for jobs. If anyone could help me out that'd be great!
  6. 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!
  7. I just checked my EAD case status earlier this morning, and it turns out my request to expedite was approved and my card is in production! Just wanted to give a huge thanks to the VisaJourney community and everyone who has ever shared their timelines (I probably read every single timeline out there while in nervous anticipation...). Below is my detailed timeline and process notes in case anyone is / will be in the same boat as I was. Timeline: 05/16: Married to USC 05/24: Submitted I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131 applications 05/25: Priority date 06/01: Received job offer to start August 6, 2018 06/07: Received NOA1 in mail (notice date of 05/31); application being processed by National Benefits Center 06/09: Received Biometrics appointment notice in mail (notice date of 06/01) 06/19: Biometrics appointment completed (could have done early walk-in, but wanted to get expedite supporting documents ready first) 06/19: Called USCIS and submitted service request to expedite EAD on the basis of Severe Financial Loss (end of current employment on 6/29 plus pending job offer to start 8/6) 06/20: Walked in to Congresswoman's office and hand-delivered case form, cover letter, and supporting documents (see list below) to Constituent Services Representative 06/22: Email response from USCIS asking for supporting documents for request to expedite: "Upon receipt of your request for expeditious processing, your case was reviewed and a determination was made that we need additional information to make a decision regarding your request. Please fax proof of a pending job offer to ###-###-####, Attn: AA####, Div #, Team #." 06/22: Forwarded USCIS email response to Constituent Services Representative, who confirmed that an expedite request has been submitted on his end as well 06/22: Faxed over supporting documents to USCIS fax number provided in email response Cover Letter; USCIS Email Response Above (they request you include in your fax); Pending Job Offer, with 8/6 start date; and Statement from Current Employer (at the time) on Termination of Employment 6/29 06/22: Submitted case to Ombudsman (https://www.dhs.gov/case-assistance) with cover letter and supporting documents 06/26: Email response from USCIS: "We received your request to expedite the decision on your application. Your case is currently under review. You will receive a decision or notice of further action shortly." 06/29: End of current employment (at the time); effectively unemployed 07/06: Ombudsman responded saying my case is within normal processing times, but to respond if I believe I qualify for expedited processing. I responded and reattached cover letter and supporting documents 07/06: Constituent Services Representative from Congresswoman's office followed up with USCIS 07/06: Case status online changed to "Card in Production"! Notes on a couple factors (real / intangible) that may have affected my expedited processing: I am a Canadian citizen marrying a USC. I have been in the U.S. three years under the TN work visa, and four years prior to that as a student and working in the U.S. every summer. Seems like a fairly vanilla case Just a pending job offer is rarely enough anymore, but my current employment at the time was ending as well. Furthermore, when I applied, my wife was in between jobs, so our application paperwork has her down as unemployed as well. Having both of us unemployed may have pushed my situation towards the "severe" side Since these things are always subjective, I believe a good cover letter can really make the difference. In mine, I emphasized how, more important than the money, I am a young college graduate about to lose a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, which would be a major setback to my dreams My birthday is today (07/07), which may or may not have affected anything haha Happy to answer any questions / clarifications. Best, George
  8. Hello, please redirect if it has already been asked. I am on H1B visa and is applying for I-765 EAD based on spouse of US citizen. I am currently in US. What do I fill in Eligibility criteria?
  9. Me and my husband filed for my AOS a little over two weeks ago. Yesterday we FINALLY received the text saying our case was received and that we will get I-797 in our mail soon. However, when I put our receipt number into myUSCIS it only shows that I’ve filed the I-765 (employment authorization). It doesn’t show the actual AOS not the AP. Has anyone had the same experience? I’ve checked back every couple of hours or so but it doesn’t change. I’ve also tried calling USCIS but it’s just an endless loop of recorded messages. I’ll submit a picture of what it looks like:
  10. Hi there. Just recently (end of September, 2019) got married to my now husband 💛and after weighing all our options and resources, we have decided to do this without an attorney. We knew it was gonna be difficult but we didn't know it was going to be so meticulous in detail (in reference to my case and specific situation). So I am the beneficiary and I am currently on an OPT and I have an EAD (expires 02/18/2020) and was on an F1 VISA (expired 07/06/19) when I arrived in the US and my husband is the US citizen. So, again, my husband and I are assembling the whole package (concurrent I-130 + I-485) without an attorney and we are running into a couple of issues while completing the forms we have to fill out for this packet. We would love some help on how to do this properly (we really want to avoid even the slightest possibility of receiving RFE, lol who doesn't)... All our questions: FORM I-131: - Part 3. Page 2. Item 1 and 2: Date of Intended Departure and Expected Length of Trip (in days): I don't know the date of when I'm planning to travel outside of the US yet so therefor also don't know the length of the trip. Do I leave this blank/N/A? What do I put here? - Part 7. Page 4: On a separate sheet of paper, explain how you qualify for an Advance Parole Document, and what circumstances warrant issuance of advance parole. Include copies of any documents you wish considered. (See instructions): Do you guys have any advice on how to "explain how one qualifies for Advance Parole"? lol. FORM I-765: - Part 1. Page 1. Item 1.a: I am applying for (select only one box): √ Initial permission to accept employment. - Replacement of lost, stolen, or damaged employment authorization document or correction my employment authorization document NOT DUE to US Citizenship and Immigration Services error. - Renewal of my permission to accept employment. Attach a copy of your previous employment authorization document. I selected the "initial permission to accept employment" because I thought that this is a different case (Adjustment of Status through spouse) than me applying for a renewal of my EAD that I got through being an F1 student. Did I interpret this correctly? - Part 2. Page 3. Item 25: "Your current Immigration Status or Category (for examples, B-2 visitor, F-1 student, parolee, deferred action, or no status or category)": I put "F-1 STUDENT ON OPT. Should I put something different? - Part 2. Page 3. Item 27: Eligibility Category: Would it be (c)(9)? FORM I-485: - Part 1. Page 2. Item 19: "Nonimmigrant Visa Number from this Passport": So I have two passports from my foreign country (one is expired and one is current). The one that has my expired VISA in it is the expired passport. The one I used at my last arrival is my current passport that doesn't contain the VISA number in it. Should I include the Nonimmigrant Visa Number in the answer of item 19 even though it isn't in reference to "this Passport"? - Part 1. Page 3. Item 24: "What is your current immigration status (if it has changed since your arrival?": At my arrival I was still in school and hadn't graduated yet. It was F1 at the time, but is it now F1 on OPT? Now that I am on an OPT but my VISA has expired.. what is my current immigration status? - Part 2. Page 3. Item NOTE: "Attach a copy of the Form I-797 receipt or approval notice for the underlying petition or application, as appropriate.": Isn't this only applicable in the case of when someone files just an I-130 instead of a concurrent I-130 and I-485? - Part 5. Page 7. Item 10: "Is your current spouse applying with you?": Thats a no right? Because he is a US Citizen and doesn't "need" to apply for a permanent residence? FORM I-130/FORM I-130A/I-485: - Mailing Address: Me and my husband are a little worried about having our mailing address be the same as our physical address just because we don't know if we will be living at our place for longer than the next 3 months. We were thinking that the USCIS would send all the documents to our mailing address only right? Therefore we were planning on putting my husband's parent's address (in Texas) on the forms instead of our physical address. Would this be the safe option? Has anyone done that before? - Employment History: item #: 42. - 49.b: Like I said, I'm on an OPT but because I am a freelance video artist, I have had multiple gigs (+7) over the course of this year since I have gotten my OPT but I have NEVER worked anywhere as a Full Time or Part Time employee. Should I list all the gigs I have done titling the Employer: "Self Employed" and Address: my home address and Occupation: OPT Freelance Video for _____(company) ? or should I title the Employer: the employer I did the gig for and state the Occupation as: OPT Freelance Video? I have also worked at my school as a teacher assistant multiple times for multiple teachers, so I am guessing I should include all those as well? Someone recommended me to fill out Employer 1 as OPT-F1-STUDENT-ACADEMIC and state the Date to: time that my OPT started and Date from: PRESENT and then just start at Employer 2 on the most recent gig I did, but I'm really not sure about that suggestion.. - Additional Information: So on almost every form there is a section to include additional information for Previous Employers or Previous Home Addresses. The thing that confuses me is what item number to refer to (together with the page number and part number). How did you guys gather what item number to put in? Any answer to any question would be more than appreciated. I know it's a lot of info and we have many doubts but we would be very grateful for any help or input!
  11. Hello everyone, im a k1 visa holder, married to a us citizen and i am filing for an Adjustment of Status along with I-765 and I-131. I need a cover letter, simple and neat. I cant find an accurate and recent cover letter samples in some forums and it seems not active so i decided to create a topic. If you know a sample please feel free to link it in. Its better if you can share and post yours. Thank you so much in advance!
  12. 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
  13. Hi there, I am a new member. Nice to meet you all I have just refiled the whole I-485 package after the interview denial (I-130 approved) on September 6. I had to stop working because USCIS also revoked my current EAD. My employer is willing to wait and help with the supporting documents. I told them the minimum processing time could take 90 days. Right now, they hired someone to fill in my position temporarily. However, they have already cut me out of the payroll and place me on leave of absence. Worst case scenario, they will have to terminate me and rehire once I get new EAD. My I-765 received date was Sept 17, 2019. I submitted the expedite requested with USCIS due to financial loss to a company and person via phone but got rejected on Sept 30, 2019 (They didn't ask to see further evidences. I think it was probably because I haven't completed the biometric at that time.) I wonder how soon you can request to expedite again after the first one got denied? (I had the biometric appointment yesterday and now the status is 'Fingerprint Review Was Completed'.) I contacted the congressman for assistance but they said USCIS suggested to wait another 45 days. It seems they prefer to follow USCIS procedure and advise me to come back after 90 days. I am not sure if my employer can wait that long and I am at risk to lose my job. Should I wait for the congressman or resubmit the request by myself in a month later? Thank you very much.
  14. Hello! My fiancé arrived in the United States on a K1 Visa on September 10, 2019. We got married on September 12, 2019. Is it worth it to apply for the I-765 and pay the fee or should we just wait on the greencard? What is the timeline on getting the work permit vs waiting for green card? Can we apply for his social security card right away? I need to add him onto my health benefits, but they need a social security number. Please advise.
  15. 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.
  16. Hi everybody, It took me more than a month to get my concurrent filing i-130 and i-485 package ready. I did it entirely by myself and had my husband read everything before sending it. I sent it on 8/26/19. It arrived on 8/29/19. Today is 9/17/19, and I haven't been notified that the package is being processed and they haven't taken the money either. Something that was not clear for me was the fee. Since I'm submitting the i-130 and 1-485 together (including i-864, i-765, etc), I thought there was only one fee that I needed to submit for the amount of $1,225. Well... yesterday when I'm doing some research about how long it takes for them to process the package, I heard a lady on YouTube say that there is one payment for $1,225 and one for $535. I think the package is perfect and it is not missing anything else besides the $535 payment for form i-130. However, now I am very anxious and Idk what to expect. I would like to hear from you guys what do you think will happen. Will they contact me and ask me to submit the other payment? Will they send the entire package back? Do you think there hasn't been enough time yet for them to process my package? Attached is my table of content. I appreciate if you guys can confirm that I am not missing anything beside the $535 payment. Table of Content.pdf
  17. I filed for AoS in March, got expedited EAD a few days ago in August due to a job offer. A couple of days before my EAD showed up, another unexpected card came in the mail - my social security number card!! Is that normal? I was under the impression the SSN card came 5-6 weeks after the EAD was printed/granted.... And then as if that's not enough, my green card status changed to 'ready for interview' yesterday! It's all go, all of a sudden.... I'm just glad I can finally work. The only thing I don't have is my advance parole travel pass because USCIS made a mistake with my form so it's delayed like a month behind the rest of my process.... Anyway, is that normal? To get an SSN days before getting my EAD??
  18. I petitioned to get a work permit expedited via my congressman as I have an impending job offer, which was successful, but due to a USCIS error (they thought I hadn't paid my fees) my i-131 application is about a month behind my i-765. I finally received my EAD card today but it says "not valid for reentry to U.S." on the bottom. I'm guessing that getting the work permit expedited doesn't also expedite the Advance Parole application, even though they seem to come together on a 'combo card' nowadays... From the brief reading I've done it looks like I might get the 'advance parole' on a separate paper letter, which is kind of annoying to have to carry around every time I travel abroad (which will be quite often for work reasons), but is there any point me contacting USCIS to ask if this is a mistake or if they can cancel my current EAD card and re-issue a 'combo card' once the AP is granted??
  19. I filed for my I-765 in March and still hadn’t received it by August, so when I got a job offer to start September I applied for an expedite via my local congressman’s office. They told me if I have a job offer it’s pretty much guaranteed to be expedited, which is good because I’d heard the chances were pretty slim unless you had a huge financial hardship. I was worried about making rent like anyone else is but unfortunately he government apparently don’t consider that ‘extreme’ enough... Anyway, about 3-4 extra weeks since applying to expedite the response from USCIS came back and it sounds like they’re going to do it but it’s still confusingly vague, like it doesn’t give any kind of time frame, just says that I’m “in the queue”.....well wasn’t I already in the queue??! Here’s their response: Thank you for your inquiry regarding this constituent’s immigration matter. This case will be routed for expedited processing. Once this case is reviewed, your constituent will receive a decision or notice of further action. Due to the extremely high volume of expedite requests for this case type, there are numerous cases involving exigent or humanitarian issues already in the expedite queue, and we are unable to provide a specific timeframe for the expedited review. The strict enforcement of the expedite criteria means that all cases sent for expeditious handling are urgent, and we assure you that this case will be adjudicated as soon as possible. So should I take that to mean they are going to expedite, or it’s still dependent on them reviewing my job offer evidence etc?? And if anyone here has been successfully expedited, what was the wait between getting this notice and getting your work permit??
  20. Hello, I know there are some other threads in regards to my situation however I am hoping to gain more up to date info by reposting a thread. My spouse has an active job offer. Our current timeline is as follows: Date filed: 6/17/19 NOA Date: 6/26/19 Bio Appt: 7/15/19 We have been assigned to the National Benefits Center. I am curious if anyone has successfully gotten an expedited EAD in 2019 based on a job offer. The current processing time for the i-765 out of the National Benefits Center is 6.5-8.5 months. We currently have a verbal job offer for a well paid position that would allow for him to start working immediately. I will note that the offer letter has not been drafted yet so it might be possible to have them write it in a way that helps our case from their perspective as well as our own. Any suggestions on what exactly the offer letter should state? Is it helpful to have them note why he is a strong fit for the position over other potential candidates (speaks 3 applicable languages and has strong background in his field)? What were your steps of action to request the expedite? After the biometrics appointment are there any other restrictions to consider in terms of time before asking for the expedite? Is the congressman/congresswoman involvement actually helpful? If anyone has any updated information about their EAD expedited request I would greatly appreciate it. I understand many of us here are in a stressed state due to the waiting and I just hope to get some help in deciding on how best to approach the EAD expedite request since it will really be devastating if he is unable to accept this position. Thank you in advance Garrett
  21. My husband is filing renewals for his AP/EAD card and I noticed the forms have been changed since last year. Just wanted to remind everyone in case it hadn't been mentioned. The sample forms on here are the old forms too, so please make a note of that. Best to everyone in the process! T
  22. Hi All, Just got the virtual notice that USCIS has scheduled our I-485 interview which we submitted back in late December, 2018. Are the approvals for the I-131 and I-765 (which were submitted along with the I-485) dependent on the I-485 interview? We haven't seen any action on these other two forms on the my.uscis portal, the only movement has been on the I-485 application. Thanks
  23. Hey guys, i'm about to file for AOS this week and just wanna check if i am missing something in my cover letter. Check this out I-485 Cover Letter My Full Name My Address U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) P.O. Box 805887 Chicago, IL 60680-4120 March XX, 2014 Nature of the submission: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status To Whom It May Concern: Enclosed please find Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-864 Affidavit of Support, Form I-131 Application for Travel Document, Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and all supporting documents. My eligibility is based on admission as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen and subsequent marriage to that citizen within 90 days of entry. Contents include: I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status · Check: Payment in the amount of $1070 (Biometrics fee included) · Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status · Copy of my passport (biographical page and entry stamps) · Copy of my passport page with K-1 visa · Copy of Form I-797 Notice of Action (Approval Notice for I-129F) · Copy of Electronic Form I-94 · Copy of my foreign Birth certificate · Certified copy of Marriage Certificate · Form G-325A, Biographic Information Sheet · Two (2) Passport size photos · Form I-693 vaccination transcription I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act · Form I-864 Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act · Copy of federal income tax return, including W-2's for the years 2011, 2012, 2013 · Employment Certificate · Copy of most recent pay stubs · Copy of U.S. spouse passport page I-765 Application for Employment Document · Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization · Copy of Passport with nonimmigrant visa · Copy of Electronic Form I-94 · Two (2) Passport size photos · Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (to note the name change) I-131 Application for Travel Document · Form I-131 Application for Travel Document · Copy of Passport with nonimmigrant visa · Copy of Form I-797 Notice of Action (Approval Notice) · Copy of Electronic Form I-94 · Two (2) Passport size photos · Certified copy of Marriage Certificate (to note the name change) Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Sincerely, Signature My Full Name
  24. I pulled up the instructions for the EAD and noticed this line: "If you are a lawful permanent resident, a conditional permanent resident, or a nonimmigrant only authorized for employment with a specific employer under 8 CFR 274a.12(b), do not use Form I-765." I am currently in the US on an non-immigrant visa that only allows me to work for my foreign employer. I am seeking to adjust status based on my USC spouse. (But I am on a work visa, not a spousal visa.) Reading through the regulations here it does appear that my visa category falls under this section. So, am I not *allowed* to use Form I-765? Or is it that I don't *need* to apply for EAD with this form, but can do it if I want? I'd like to apply for both EAD and AP just in case, even if neither are technically required.
  25. Hello everyone, I believe I've made a error on my I-765 Employment Authorization Document and SSN, and want to know whats the best way to fix this. My wife has arrived here on a K-1 Visa on 11/2018. We're already married on paper and have the certificate I've applied for the I-485, I-765, and I-131 together on 1/19. I received my I-131 and I-765 card on 5/19. I then received the SSN card that states "VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION" yesterday. Here's the problem. I realized I made an error and put down her married name onto the EAD card, and it also shows that on her SSN. This is a issue when I try to sign her up for insurance, license, etc.. The SSN shows her married name, which doesn't match her current name, since we are still waiting for her AOS to clear. What's the best scenario to get her name changed on the SSN? I'm trying to debate if it's even worth doing since we are still on track to getting her AOS. I'm sorry if I didn't provide enough information regarding this matter. Any info would help. Thank you Glenn
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