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Ankit
7/19/2013 8:05:15 AM
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I'm filing I-765 form for EAD under F2A category as my wife is LPR. I was wondering what should I answer for ques# 15 for "Current Immigration Status". I came to US on F1 (Student) visa, completed my Master's and then worked on OPT till I could switch to H1b. I have been working on H1b since then without any gap or break in employment . As I never left US, I don't have H1b visa stamped on my passport. The original VISA for F1 stamped on my passport was valid for 2.5 yrs and I haven't left US since I entered on F1. So, I believe I have been maintaining my status but not sure what should I answer for Ques# 15 in form I-765 . What should I enter for "Current Immigration Status" ? Student (F1) or Skilled Worker (H1b) ? Thanks
Ankit
7/19/2013 2:22:30 PM
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[quote=Ankit;2302] I'm filing I-765 form for EAD under F2A category as my wife is LPR. I was wondering what should I answer for ques# 15 for "Current Immigration Status". I came to US on F1 (Student) visa, completed my Master's and then worked on OPT till I could switch to H1b. I have been working on H1b since then without any gap or break in employment . As I never left US, I don't have H1b visa stamped on my passport. The original VISA for F1 stamped on my passport was valid for 2.5 yrs and I haven't left US since I entered on F1. So, I believe I have been maintaining my status but not sure what should I answer for Ques# 15 in form I-765 . What should I enter for "Current Immigration Status" ? Student (F1) or Skilled Worker (H1b) ? Thanks[/quote] I got the answer: H-1B . Please let me know if someone disagrees.
Ankit
7/19/2013 2:56:19 PM
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I have few more questions regarding completing I-765 form and I'm trying to keep this thread specific to I-765 so that it can be used as a reference for others if they ever need it. My profile : I'm working on H-1B ; wife is LPR ; I-130 pending with PD June 2013 for F2A. Questions/clarifications needed for the follwing :- Ques 1) "I am applying for..." question at the start of the form has 3 option checkboxes to select from. Which one should I select ?? "[b]Permission to accept employment[/b]" [h]OR[/h] [b]"Renewal of my permission to accept employment (attach previous employment authorization document)[/b] I was going to select the first one (Permission to accept employment" but now I'm thinking that I might fall under the other option (Renewal of ...) since I have already used OPT earlier and currently working on H-1B . Q2) Ques#11 is requiring to provide "[b]Which USCIS Office[/b]" if previously applied for Employment authorization from USCIS. I don't know how to answer that. Is there a way I can find that information ? My OPT was applied when I was in school in Texas long time back and from there on my employers have been filing my H-1B ? Q3) Ques#16, Go to the "[b]Who May File Form I-765[/b]" ... The answer should be entered as : (c) (9) ( ) OR ( ) (c) (9) ? Thanks
Swe
7/19/2013 4:02:56 PM
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[quote=Ankit;2304]I have few more questions regarding completing I-765 form and I'm trying to keep this thread specific to I-765 so that it can be used as a reference for others if they ever need it. My profile : I'm working on H-1B ; wife is LPR ; I-130 pending with PD June 2013 for F2A. Questions/clarifications needed for the follwing :- Ques 1) "I am applying for..." question at the start of the form has 3 option checkboxes to select from. Which one should I select ?? "[b]Permission to accept employment[/b]" [h]OR[/h] [b]"Renewal of my permission to accept employment (attach previous employment authorization document)[/b] I was going to select the first one (Permission to accept employment" but now I'm thinking that I might fall under the other option (Renewal of ...) since I have already used OPT earlier and currently working on H-1B . Q2) Ques#11 is requiring to provide "[b]Which USCIS Office[/b]" if previously applied for Employment authorization from USCIS. I don't know how to answer that. Is there a way I can find that information ? My OPT was applied when I was in school in Texas long time back and from there on my employers have been filing my H-1B ? Q3) Ques#16, Go to the "[b]Who May File Form I-765[/b]" ... The answer should be entered as : (c) (9) ( ) OR ( ) (c) (9) ? Thanks [/quote] thanks for the sensible questions Ankit. :) In my case I answered: A1) I answered [b]Permission to accept employment[/b], but now I am thinking about it, if that's the right option in our case!!! Amazon please advice. :) A2)I had my OPT card and the paper it came with. the paper had the service center and the OPT card has the dates. So I put them in. A3)(c) (9) ( ), but I have a feeling it's okay answered anyway... Thanks
Amazon
7/20/2013 10:46:34 PM
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[quote=Ankit;2304]Ques 1) "I am applying for..." question at the start of the form has 3 option checkboxes to select from. Which one should I select ?? "[b]Permission to accept employment[/b]" [h]OR[/h] [b]"Renewal of my permission to accept employment (attach previous employment authorization document)[/b] I was going to select the first one (Permission to accept employment" but now I'm thinking that I might fall under the other option (Renewal of ...) since I have already used OPT earlier and currently working on H-1B . Q2) Ques#11 is requiring to provide "[b]Which USCIS Office[/b]" if previously applied for Employment authorization from USCIS. I don't know how to answer that. Is there a way I can find that information ? My OPT was applied when I was in school in Texas long time back and from there on my employers have been filing my H-1B ? Q3) Ques#16, Go to the "[b]Who May File Form I-765[/b]" ... The answer should be entered as : (c) (9) ( ) OR ( ) (c) (9) ? [/quote] 1. Since you are applying in a different category, it would be permission to accept. 2. You can also contact your school international office to get this information. 3. (c) (9) () The third empty bracket is for sub category, Example (c)(7)(iii).
shrishi
7/22/2013 10:01:54 PM
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[quote=Amazon;2317][quote=Ankit;2304]Ques 1) "I am applying for..." question at the start of the form has 3 option checkboxes to select from. Which one should I select ?? "[b]Permission to accept employment[/b]" [h]OR[/h] [b]"Renewal of my permission to accept employment (attach previous employment authorization document)[/b] I was going to select the first one (Permission to accept employment" but now I'm thinking that I might fall under the other option (Renewal of ...) since I have already used OPT earlier and currently working on H-1B . Q2) Ques#11 is requiring to provide "[b]Which USCIS Office[/b]" if previously applied for Employment authorization from USCIS. I don't know how to answer that. Is there a way I can find that information ? My OPT was applied when I was in school in Texas long time back and from there on my employers have been filing my H-1B ? Q3) Ques#16, Go to the "[b]Who May File Form I-765[/b]" ... The answer should be entered as : (c) (9) ( ) OR ( ) (c) (9) ? [/quote] 1. Since you are applying in a different category, it would be permission to accept. 2. You can also contact your school international office to get this information. 3. (c) (9) () The third empty bracket is for sub category, Example (c)(7)(iii).[/quote] In my GC application I had entered (C) (0) (9) and I didn't have any problem. Now, I have done the same thing in my wife's application too. Let's see.
Amazon
7/25/2013 9:53:30 PM
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[quote=shrishi;2333] In my GC application I had entered (C) (0) (9) and I didn't have any problem. Now, I have done the same thing in my wife's application too. Let's see. [/quote] Technically C09 is not a valid code. Each bracket is for specific category. Some officer will ignore the zero (some may not). You are not required to fill empty spaces with zeroes (just like you will not fill empty spaces in address field with zeroes).
shrishi
7/26/2013 5:24:44 PM
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[quote=Amazon;2359][quote=shrishi;2333] In my GC application I had entered (C) (0) (9) and I didn't have any problem. Now, I have done the same thing in my wife's application too. Let's see. [/quote] Technically C09 is not a valid code. Each bracket is for specific category. Some officer will ignore the zero (some may not). You are not required to fill empty spaces with zeroes (just like you will not fill empty spaces in address field with zeroes).[/quote] Yes, I agree with you Amazon. Thanks! I corrected it in my wife's 765.


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