So USCIS took forever to get to our AOS, and at our interview (which was in April 28th), the medical exam I-693 expired.
Unfortunately, even though the interview was within 90 days of the EAD expiration date (July 17th 2017), the Immigration Officer never suggested that the EAD should be renewed....
Once we received the RFE for the I-693 (mid-May) we went to a civil surgeon to get a sealed envelope with the medical documents. It took some time because my wife needed vaccinations.
Anyways, today we just sent the RFE with the sealed envelope back to USCIS. I understand that when the GC gets approved, it arrives in the mail soon after.
This is my concern though: we did not apply for a EAD renewal, and the expiration next month! I mistakenly thought that the EAD renewal process was fast, not that it took 90 days!!!
Here's my question: Is it even worth renewing the EAD? If it's going to take 90 days anyways, wouldn't the GC be approved long before that? I sent back the RFE and it will arrive at their office tomorrow. (I even included a note explaining this situation, asking if they could expedite the process... probably won't work but it doesn't hurt to try).
This is stressful, my wife has 2 jobs, and we're thinking that at this point, it will be impossible to legally work once the EAD expires. If this is the case we're screwed, rent is way too expensive in SF
She also has plans to travel mid-September.... I certainly hope the GC arrives before this date.
Sorry for the rant, any helpful comments are welcomed..