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Temporary work permit

Old Nov 15th 2001, 11:13 am
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My US boyfriend and I are currently considering applying for the K-1 as it seems the least troublesome route to go.

I was under the impression that on obtaining a K-1 visa you were automatically given a temporary 90 day work permit. However, I have just studied a few immigration sites closely and they say you MAY receive a work permit on arrival in the US.

Surely, they either issue them or they don't?

Does anyone have any experience or information on this?


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Old Nov 15th 2001, 11:29 am
Alvena Ferreira
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angusgirl wrote:

If only it were that easy, we probably would not need this group The big problem
with the INS is the lack of consistency. Everything is different everywhere you go.
Some ports of entry *might* issue a work stamp upon arrival, but recent experiences
are that these are "drying up." You can find, however, latest listings here:
http://www.k1poelist.com There are no guarantees, however, that a port that issued
one last week will still do it this week...depends on INS directives, which officer
you get, what mood he/she is in, etc.

Once one arrives on a K-1 visa, if he/she does not get a work stamp at the port of
entry, the local INS office *might* or *might not* issue a temporary work
authorization card, depending on which way the wind is blowing on that day or whether
the humidity is high. Don't you just love this process already? Read more about
EAD cards "ins and outs" at the AOS section of the Doc Steen site. Alvena
Doc Steen Site: http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm
I am not a lawyer and this is not immigration advice. This is my personal opinion,
posted for the purpose of discussion only. Locate an immigration attorney in your
area at: http://www.aila.org

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