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Old 02-10-2009, 01:30 PM
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I just want to know why people think like that. Whoever I talk to thinks that after getting EAD everything is good and greencard is not that important. Is that true.

Let us discuss pros and cons of EAD.
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no - if USCIS person was not in good mood .
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The main difference is maintaining the similar job profile until you get GC while switching jobs.
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what I know is you have to renew your EAD and there may be some complication when you change job
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And one obvious and major difference is hassle going out of the country and getting back in.
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I just want to know why people think like that. Whoever I talk to thinks that after getting EAD everything is good and greencard is not that important. Is that true.

Let us discuss pros and cons of EAD.
Hello ganguteli:

There is a big difference in EAD and GC. EAD is always temporary in nature. You will be always dependend on USCIS . Many companies do not entertain v.s GC EAD e.g. State Government(s), defence companies and etc..

You cannot use EAD to return back to this country, you have to use AP.

A biggest thing i.e. fear. The fear would be always in your mind, if something goes wrong for your I-485 and you will be out of status except MTR.
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Another big difference, which popped up lately, is getting driving license on EAD in many states. You may have to reniew the driving license every year and complexity around that.

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EAD is like a carrot in front of the cart. GC is like eating the carrot.
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I had my GC approved out of line last year in aug [was current (pd march 2006), but processing time wasn't current for texas at that time]. EADs for both me and my spouse had been approved like 1 week before this happened. Hers was for 2 yrs and mine for 1 yr. What happens to her application if I loose my job or leave my job ? I am the primary.
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I had my GC approved out of line last year in aug [was current (pd march 2006), but processing time wasn't current for texas at that time]. EADs for both me and my spouse had been approved like 1 week before this happened. Hers was for 2 yrs and mine for 1 yr. What happens to her application if I loose my job or leave my job ? I am the primary.
Since that I-485 is a derivative application, your job change should not impact her pending I-485 application.

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EAD is like a carrot in front of the cart. GC is like eating the carrot.
EAD is like plate meals. GC is like full meals.
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<quote>A biggest thing i.e. fear. The fear would be always in your mind, if something goes wrong for your I-485 and you will be out of status except MTR

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I have a question regarding use of EAD and living in Canada

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Currrently, I work on H1-B and am living in Canada (I cross US-Canada border everyday)
I am also a Canadian Citizen and used that to cross border everyday. So, far I never used the EAD

I recently got laid off, and planing on using my EAD for my next employment.

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Once I start using the EAD, can I still live in Canada and work in US.
Is it necessary to live in US if one starts using EAD?
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I have a question regarding use of EAD and living in Canada

My scenario
Currrently, I work on H1-B and am living in Canada (I cross US-Canada border everyday)
I am also a Canadian Citizen and used that to cross border everyday. So, far I never used the EAD

I recently got laid off, and planing on using my EAD for my next employment.

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Once I start using the EAD, can I still live in Canada and work in US.
Is it necessary to live in US if one starts using EAD?
Did you file for I-485? If so, what is the address mentioned in the I-485 application? If it is US address, then you should be residing at that address.

I-485 application indicates that beneficiary is residing in the USA and applying for adjustment of status.

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