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1821 Acceptance, But I765 Still In "initial Review"

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Hey Dreamers,

My I-821 application was approved online on 2/21/13. And when I checked my I-765 it was still in Initial Review. Today I received my I-821 approval letter in the mail, but still no I-765 approval letter. Most people get both of their approval letters in the mail on the same day, so that worries me a bit. My applications were received on 12/16/12, and I had my Biometrics appointment on 1/28/13. It hasn't even been a month since I had my Biometrics, so could that be the reason why my I-765 has not been approved?

Also, can I still apply for a SSN with just the I-821 approval letter?

Thanks :-)

****UPDATE**** - My I-765 was approved yesterday (2/27/13). It took less than a month after my Biometrics. :o

I wish all of you the best, and keep DREAMing :)

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While both applications are usually approved together, being approved for DACA doesn't guarantee your I-765 will also be approved.

USCIS has a 90 day processing time for the I-765 after your I-821D application has been approved.

No, you can not apply for an SSN without the EAD in your hand.

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Hey Dreamers,

My I-821 application was approved online on 2/21/13. And when I checked my I-765 it was still in Initial Review. Today I received my I-821 approval letter in the mail, but still no I-765 approval letter. Most people get both of their approval letters in the mail on the same day, so that worries me a bit. My applications were received on 12/16/12, and I had my Biometrics appointment on 1/28/13. It hasn't even been a month since I had my Biometrics, so could that be the reason why my I-765 has not been approved?

Also, can I still apply for a SSN with just the I-821 approval letter?

Thanks :-)

Congrats! You're half way there! Just be patient for a little while longer. You will most likely get approved for the I765 as well. I've been waiting since Sept. Let it take its time.

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While both applications are usually approved together, being approved for DACA doesn't guarantee your I-765 will also be approved.

USCIS has a 90 day processing time for the I-765 after your I-821D application has been approved.

No, you can not apply for an SSN without the EAD in your hand.

Can I at least get my driver's license?

I'm in the same boat! And there's another person in this site too . I got approved on October also the same month that I went to take my bios... :/

Have you called them to ask?

Congrats! You're half way there! Just be patient for a little while longer. You will most likely get approved for the I765 as well. I've been waiting since Sept. Let it take its time.

Are you waiting for both? Or just the Employment one?

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Can I at least get my driver's license?

You need your EAD and SSN to apply for a Driver's License or ID in California.

The only way you would be able to get a Driver's License with just your I-821D, is if your I-765 gets denied. Then you would have to go to the Social Security Office and tell them that your I-765 application was denied and that you wan't a letter from them saying that you aren't eligible for an SSN because you don't have an EAD. Then you take that letter, your I-821D approval letter and I-765 denial letter to the DMV and you can apply for an ID and DL.

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You need your EAD and SSN to apply for a Driver's License or ID in California.

The only way you would be able to get a Driver's License with just your I-821D, is if your I-765 gets denied. Then you would have to go to the Social Security Office and tell them that your I-765 application was denied and that you wan't a letter from them saying that you aren't eligible for an SSN because you don't have an EAD. Then you take that letter, your I-821D approval letter and I-765 denial letter to the DMV and you can apply for an ID and DL.

I just checked my I-765 case status and it is now in "Post Decision Activity". It was approved! WOOT!

Now I just have to wait for my letter and my EAD. There's no words to describe how thankful and happy I am. :)

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My I821D got approved on 4/01 and my I765 got approved 5/02. I've read some people it takes just under 3 months to received the I765 after DACA approval.

yes you are correct

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My i821d was approved on 4-11-13

And my i765 is still under review

My lawyer call he said he got to talk to a level 3 person from uscis and

They told them that some cases are taking longer

But not to worrie that when you are approved for i821d

Its 100% that yould get approved for the work permit! So

Just hang in there out time will come!

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