I am experiencing really serious problem. My EAD was lost in mail by USPS (however they say that it was delivered). I had to go home for family reasons. While i was home i applied for visa F1 with an approval notice and i was able to get a new visa. In addition to this documents i have new issued I20, approval notice, visa, and i have a letter form school adviser that i have never received EAD and in addition i have never broke the law. I have several interviews when i arrive but i dont have a job yet and my opt just started two days ago. will i have problems on the border at JFK and will i be able to enter without EAD?
Thank You very much.
An EAD authorizes you to work in the United States. It is not a travel document. Your visa is the travel document. Have you spoken to your DSO? Have you gathered all the documents recommended by him/her? If so, you should be fine assuming you have not been unemployed for 90 days.
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This looks like a repeat question ... which isn't necessary.
The EAD is a work permit, not a travel permit.
My advice remains the same, if the DSO believed that he/she gave you all the necessary documents .. you should be fine ... as long as you haven't been unemployed for over 90 days ... total.
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THE EAD clearly states on its face that it cannot be used for admission to the USA. As long as your other doucmentaiton is in order you should not have a problem getting readmitted.
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