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Name interchanged in EAD card. Can I use it to work ?

Discussion in 'General HR issues' started by bhasky25, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. bhasky25

    bhasky25 Junior Member

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    Ron

    Iam currently on H1 and working for a company and wanted to switch to another employer using EAD. The EAD renewal came with first name and last name interchanged. The spelling, A#, DOB and photo are all correct, just the first name and last name interchanged. Can I use this card to EAD ??

    How big of a problem is this ? I am doing this to upgrade to EB2.

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Re: Name interchanged in EAD card. Can I use it to work ?

    If the information on the form was correct, then this is a CIS mistake. You may go ahead and work, because the CIS has given you unrestricted employment authorization. They have to fix your card, however. Either make an InfoPass appointment or file a new I-765 and inform them that they made a mistake and you want them to fix it.
     
  3. bhasky25

    bhasky25 Junior Member

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    Re: Name interchanged in EAD card. Can I use it to work ?

    Ron,

    Thanks for your reply.


    It was my mistake. I just got back from an infopass appointment.

    The officer there said that my employment authorization has been approved and this is just a card error, so I can work using it (and correction receipt will do). He asked me to send in the card with a new 765 form and a letter explaining the mistake.

    My question here is, Can I trust him (as all this was verbally said) and start working for a new employer ? I do not want to jeopardize the pending application in any way. Your insight is highly appreciated.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    Yes, you can trust what he said.
     
  5. saketkapur

    saketkapur Junior Member

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    Re: Name interchanged in EAD card. Can I use it to work ?

    Hi Ron, Bhasky25
    I might be in a similar boat. However in my case CA DMV is refusing to renew my drivers license until the issue is resolved. Bhasky25 so were you able to resolve the issue with USCIS? If so did you have to pay again, send new set of photographs and how much time did it take for the same to get resolved?
    I will really appreciate your feedback.
    regards
     
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    Thanks to Ron! You don't have to worry about it anymore.
     
  7. Vaibhav Dixit

    Vaibhav Dixit New Member

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    Hi, Can anyone please confirm if we can use the EAD card with name reversed for job. What we need to communicate to the employer? How the employer will store the name in his database and for issuing the payslip?
     

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