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So, we are about to send out all my papers for AOS.

I have, however, also been in talks with an employer (friend of a friend) who just offered me what is pretty much my dream job as soon as my EAD comes in.

Now, I've seen here on the forum that it can take up to 3 months. Stupid question probably, but is there any way to speed up the process. I don't believe I will lose the job if they are willing to wait for my EAD, but I simply can't wait to start.

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There is no way to speed it up. But perhaps if you :time: , we'd be able to give you more specific info about what you can expect regarding the subject.


ROC Timeline!

Service Center : California Service Center

NOA1 : 2017-09-01

Biometrics : 2017-09-28

 

AOS Timeline!

Marriage : 2015-01-10

AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 : 2015-01-20

Biometrics : 2015-02-17

EAD/AP Approved : 2015-03-17

EAD/AP Card Received : 2015-03-27

NPIW : 2015-06-11

AOS Approved : 2015-11-24

GC Received : 2015-12-01

 

K-1 Visa Timeline!

Service Center : Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate : Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-08-12

Consulate Received : 2014-09-15

Interview Date : 2014-11-13

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2014-11-15

US Entry : 2014-12-31

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Yes you can apply for an EAD expedite although later in your process - not where you are now. Search for it here and you'll see both successful and unsuccessful experiences with it. I just wrote about mine:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/542439-sharing-my-less-than-ideal-ead-expedite-experiencesaga/?p=7544022


2/8/2015 Married
2/14/2015 Applications Mailed via Fedex
2/17/2015 NOA Date
3/10/2015 Began long process to expedite EAD. Written about in detail here.
3/13/2015 Biometrics Appointment (I did it early, although after I received my letter)
3/30/2015 EAD approved
4/7/2015 EAD card received - Day 44

9/8/2015 Interview scheduled in NY

10/9/2015 Interview

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*** Thread moved from "Working & Traveling" forum to the AOS/Family-Based Case Progress subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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