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My EAD expedite experience based on Job offer

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Want to share with my experience in EAD expedite: from June 19th mail received, until July 20th case approved, and July 24th, approval notice received. God knows how stressful I was, hopefully ppl can benefit from my experience.

EAD expedite

July 6th, biometrics appointment letter received, successfully walked in. then call USCIS to expedite.

Lesson learned: Have to complete biometrics before expedite

be sure to give EMAIL address, otherwise, they won't reply in email.

be sure to ask them repeat your statement (I used level 1 customer service who are usually nicer)

State that you job will be rescinded if you don't get approved

July 7th, morning, received an email requesting for documents, fax everything over in 3 hours.

Lesson Learned be patient about the fax line, could be busy for a couple hours.

Make sure your offer is phrased in a way that shows they will rescind the offer.

Combine all your bills and loans, better give a summary page

July 6th, contacted congressman's office, and fax it over all the documents at night

Lesson learned Maybe it's not a good idea to get congressman/senator involved in the first place, wait until you don't hear back for 3-5 days, since the officer may be repulsed by those authorities or the process could be slowed down by that.

You could contact congressman in the beginning and not use USCIS customer service, some ppl say it's faster

July 14th, contacted senator's office, email everything. contacted Ombudsman, got an reply and filled a online form.

July 15th, heard back from congressman's office that they agreed to expedite, but don't know when it will be approved....., emailed senator's and ombudsman to cancel requests.

July 17th, too desperate, fax a letter to the previous number, requesting to speed up process

Lesson learned It could be a good channel to directly communicate with the officer

July 20th, got both email/texts, saying card production/approval, I-131 is also approved :D finally!

Change of address

Moved on the July 11th, and found out that government mails don't get forwarded, filled online form AR11 for I485, 131, 765 on July 9th

Customers service were really rude when I called, keep asking me to wait.

July 9th ordered mail forwarding thru USPS

Lesson learned: this is a two-step process, you have to file AR 11 and then call customer service for a service request, if one level 2 won't do it for you, call again and get another one.

Some ppl say the best way is to schedule a infopass appointment to change it (never tried)

July 14th, submitted online address change for 3 forms

July 23rd, still not changed, (crazy), called customer service again, who ordered another service, and admin error referral

Lesson learned: Gotta start this process as early as possible!

Try using an office address or your friend's address if you plan to move, and not change your address during this process.

July 24/25, desperately waiting for approval notice, that I went back to the old apartment building, begging them to open mailbox for me and finally the little green letter is there!

Lesson learned: It will take USPS 2 weeks after you move before they start forwarding your mails, don't count on them, I have tons of mails that are still mailed to old address!

Thank you for all the help I've gained online and thru USCIS, congressman, and my old apartment building admin!

Fingers crossed that I will get my card soon! work start on Monday!

Edited by cassieyu83

06/14/2015 We got married :goofy:(L)(L)

06/18/2015 USPS package filed (I130,485, 131, 765)

06/20/2015 Package delivered

06/24/2015 Received four emails and texts

06/25/2015 Check cashed

06/29/2015 Noa 485 received

06/30/2015 Noa 131 765 131 received

07/05/2015 Receive biometrics appointment date 7/17/2015

07/06/2015 Successfully walked in biometrics

07/06/2015 Request EAD expedite based on Financial Loss (job offer+loan)

07/07/2015 Receive an email requesting proof of financial loss

07/20/2015 Receive email/text saying card production and I-765 and AP approval :dancing:

07/24/2015 Receive approval notice

07/28/2015 Card mailed yesterday

07/28/2015 Card received today in my mailbox :rofl:

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Good job.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
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05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Want to share with my experience in EAD expedite: from June 19th mail received, until July 20th case approved, and July 24th, approval notice received. God knows how stressful I was, hopefully ppl can benefit from my experience.

EAD expedite

July 6th, biometrics appointment letter received, successfully walked in. then call USCIS to expedite.

Lesson learned: Have to complete biometrics before expedite

be sure to give EMAIL address, otherwise, they won't reply in email.

be sure to ask them repeat your statement (I used level 1 customer service who are usually nicer)

State that you job will be rescinded if you don't get approved

July 7th, morning, received an email requesting for documents, fax everything over in 3 hours.

Lesson Learned be patient about the fax line, could be busy for a couple hours.

Make sure your offer is phrased in a way that shows they will rescind the offer.

Combine all your bills and loans, better give a summary page

July 6th, contacted congressman's office, and fax it over all the documents at night

Lesson learned Maybe it's not a good idea to get congressman/senator involved in the first place, wait until you don't hear back for 3-5 days, since the officer may be repulsed by those authorities or the process could be slowed down by that.

You could contact congressman in the beginning and not use USCIS customer service, some ppl say it's faster

July 14th, contacted senator's office, email everything. contacted Ombudsman, got an reply and filled a online form.

July 15th, heard back from congressman's office that they agreed to expedite, but don't know when it will be approved....., emailed senator's and ombudsman to cancel requests.

July 17th, too desperate, fax a letter to the previous number, requesting to speed up process

Lesson learned It could be a good channel to directly communicate with the officer

July 20th, got both email/texts, saying card production/approval, I-131 is also approved :D finally!

Change of address

Moved on the July 11th, and found out that government mails don't get forwarded, filled online form AR11 for I485, 131, 765 on July 9th

Customers service were really rude when I called, keep asking me to wait.

July 9th ordered mail forwarding thru USPS

Lesson learned: this is a two-step process, you have to file AR 11 and then call customer service for a service request, if one level 2 won't do it for you, call again and get another one.

Some ppl say the best way is to schedule a infopass appointment to change it (never tried)

July 14th, submitted online address change for 3 forms

July 23rd, still not changed, (crazy), called customer service again, who ordered another service, and admin error referral

Lesson learned: Gotta start this process as early as possible!

Try using an office address or your friend's address if you plan to move, and not change your address during this process.

July 24/25, desperately waiting for approval notice, that I went back to the old apartment building, begging them to open mailbox for me and finally the little green letter is there!

Lesson learned: It will take USPS 2 weeks after you move before they start forwarding your mails, don't count on them, I have tons of mails that are still mailed to old address!

Thank you for all the help I've gained online and thru USCIS, congressman, and my old apartment building admin!

Fingers crossed that I will get my card soon! work start on Monday!

I believe I will be going through an expedite very soon too hopefully.

What do you mean by "They will rescind the offer"?


I-129F Sent : 2014-07-31

I-129F NOA1 : 2014-08-09

I-129F RFE(s) : 2014-10-8

I-129F NOA2 : 2014-10-28

Interview: 2014-12-23 Approved!

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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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