Asylum case pending with work permit approved after 150 time period.

Asked 12 months ago - Woodside, NY

I have asylum case pending in NY with finger print done and waiting for interview letter. In meanwhile after 150 time period applied for work permit and got approved. I got approval letter in which it specify the time period of work authorized i.e. one year . But however I was expecting to get actual card with picture on it. I need to apply SSN now I am wondering do I need to wait actual card to arrive before applying SSN or that approval letter is my EAD and I will not get any actual card picture on it.

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman


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    Answered . You should receive the actual card very soon.

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . You will get it soon. Letter comes first. Card will come in several days. If you had a lawyer, the lawyer would get a letter, you would get a card and would have no idea about the letter.

    NYC EXPERIENCED IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS; email:; Phone: (866)... more
  3. Carolyn Jean Fuchs

    Contributor Level 7


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    Answered . You need the card. Call the 800 number or check the status online at

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  4. Mary Carmen Remigio Madrid-Crost


    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . You will receive a card with picture on it. Present this to SSA for the issuance of a SS card.

    Madrid Crost Law Group - (888) 466-4478; e-mail:; skype: usvisalaw 10 S. La Salle Street,... more

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