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I am still at the beginning of my AOS concurrent filing process. Received sms/emails but still waiting for the NOA in the mail.

 

I received a job offer yesterday. The employer understands my situation and agreed to a start day which is a month from now.

 

Can I expedite my EAD right after doing biometrics? Or that will be too soon and I'll need to wait 70/90 days? 

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2 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

You can request an expedite online.  Explain you have a job offer. Try to get something in writing from the employer stating that. 

Thanks. I have the offer in writing.

 

Could you please explain how to expedite online? Do you mean scheduling and InfoPass? I thought I will have to call USCIS and place a service request.

 

I am assuming that I should do my biometrics first?

 

 

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37 minutes ago, LionessDeon said:

Biometrics has to do with the I-485. 

 

Go to USCIS.gov --- case status---service request. Enter the asked for information. 

I-765 also requires biometrics.

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On 8/31/2017 at 5:05 PM, Raouf said:

Thanks. I have the offer in writing.

 

Could you please explain how to expedite online? Do you mean scheduling and InfoPass? I thought I will have to call USCIS and place a service request.

 

I am assuming that I should do my biometrics first?

 

 

I was not allowed to ask for an expedite until I did my biometrics. I did a walk-in and put in a service request asking for an expedite as soon as I left the field office.

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5 hours ago, EMBELL_17 said:

I was not allowed to ask for an expedite until I did my biometrics. I did a walk-in and put in a service request asking for an expedite as soon as I left the field office.

Thank you.

 

What was the basis for your expedite request?

Did they deny your request initially? 

At what point did you seek congressman's help?

 

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With job offer in your hand, you can request expedite processing anytime based on personal financial loss. 

This is highly discretionary and subjective, however, depending on who reviews your request.

But you can still officially request expedite processing. 

 

I would recommend to include not only the job offer, but also a special letter from your employer's HR or your supervisor's letter stating that they would like to request help from USCIS so the employer can do the business without interruption. 

This will definitely increase the chance as compared to the case without special letter. 

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2 hours ago, xillini said:

With job offer in your hand, you can request expedite processing anytime based on personal financial loss. 

This is highly discretionary and subjective, however, depending on who reviews your request.

But you can still officially request expedite processing. 

 

I would recommend to include not only the job offer, but also a special letter from your employer's HR or your supervisor's letter stating that they would like to request help from USCIS so the employer can do the business without interruption. 

This will definitely increase the chance as compared to the case without special letter. 

You can only expedite after you've done the biometrics.

Edited by Suss&Camm

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6 hours ago, Raouf said:

Thank you.

 

What was the basis for your expedite request?

Did they deny your request initially? 

At what point did you seek congressman's help?

 

I was already employed and risked losing my job as my EAD was about to expire. 

I was denied once because I hadn't done my biometrics, and another time because they issued an RFE for my I130A. 

I sought congressman help the day I mailed my application. 

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I applied for my i-765 on December 6th, 2017. I have about two months before my start date since I applied for EAD. After reading online forums on expedition, I thought it would be good to apply for expedition. I went to field office in Kansas City, officer asked me to mail the request letter and supporting documents to mailing address (Potomac service center) listed on my I 797-c. I wrote letter based on severe financial loss to me and company with justification. I included my offer letter, house leasing form and other supporting documents for my expedition.

Time Frame:

12/06/2017 – Packet received at USICS

01/05/2018 – Expedition letter sent to USICS (Potomac service center)

01/11/2018 – Expedition got approved and sent to officer for review

01/16/2018 – Card sent to production

01/19/2018 – Card was mailed to me

01/24/2018 – Received EAD card

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My experience trying to expedite at MSC / NBC has been poor.

 

Firstly, don't use the online system as suggested on this thread. The online system only lets you raise an SR. An SR is not the same thing as an expedite, and you don't want to raise an SR. You can only expedite by calling them, by mail, or through your congressman. SRs show up on the 'Next Steps' part of the USCIS case checking system (right side), Expedite will show up under 'Case History' and will have a code like T1D...WKD or similar, presumably standing for Tier 1. SRs look like SR..MSC, for example.

 

I raised an expedite request on 1/2 and on 1/3 they sent a request for more information through regular mail. They didn't email or call me even though they had all the details required to do so. The letter arrived on 1/9 and it asked for more supporting information, providing an "Attn" line for the team handling my request, plus the fax number. I faxed my supporting documentation with a cover letter on 1/9. On 1/23 (2 weeks later) I called USCIS again. They said they have no record I even faxed the documents! I faxed them again yesterday.

 

The expedite process seems to be very 'hit or miss'. I wish you the best of luck with it.

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On 1/24/2018 at 11:43 PM, ajs1984 said:

My experience trying to expedite at MSC / NBC has been poor.

 

Firstly, don't use the online system as suggested on this thread. The online system only lets you raise an SR. An SR is not the same thing as an expedite, and you don't want to raise an SR. You can only expedite by calling them, by mail, or through your congressman. SRs show up on the 'Next Steps' part of the USCIS case checking system (right side), Expedite will show up under 'Case History' and will have a code like T1D...WKD or similar, presumably standing for Tier 1. SRs look like SR..MSC, for example.

 

I raised an expedite request on 1/2 and on 1/3 they sent a request for more information through regular mail. They didn't email or call me even though they had all the details required to do so. The letter arrived on 1/9 and it asked for more supporting information, providing an "Attn" line for the team handling my request, plus the fax number. I faxed my supporting documentation with a cover letter on 1/9. On 1/23 (2 weeks later) I called USCIS again. They said they have no record I even faxed the documents! I faxed them again yesterday.

 

The expedite process seems to be very 'hit or miss'. I wish you the best of luck with it.

Hey, 

Any update on your case? I am in a very similar situation as you. I called for expedite, and they emailed me back saying "case under review. You will hear from us shortly."

This was 10 days ago. 

 

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On 8/31/2017 at 6:03 PM, Suss&Camm said:

I-765 also requires biometrics.

Interesting...I believe this usually is the case, but is there a reference for your claim?

 

I got my EAD/AP combo card, with "fingerprint not available" written on the lower right corner, and my fingerprint appointment is next week.

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