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How long are AP and EAD good for?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I thought EAD and AP were good for until you get your green card, but I keep reading on here that people who didn't get their green card for quite awhile had to keep reapplying. SO what I want to know is... how long are they good for? Also, what happens when the first EAD expires? Can you keep working? I'm so confused... because it seems like that would be disruptive to being able to keep a long term job! And the same thing with travel, sort of... I can leave the country for 3 months but then I have to reapply all over again, and wait again? How does this work?

...Of course, I'm hoping I get my green card by the time EAD/AP expire so that we won't have to worry about this...unless our case takes awhile and results in a 10 year green card ;-)


March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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They have a one year validity and if you do not get your green card within that time frame, then you will have to renew your EAD in order to continue to work. As they take 3 months to process, you would need to send in the renwal app with enough time so that you can continue working. AP may or may not be granted for renwal, I dunno.


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long term job! And the same thing with travel, sort of... I can leave the country for 3 months but then I have to reapply all over again, and wait again? How does this work?

The AP is issued for a term of one year. You can leave the country for as long as you like while your AP is valid, just as long as you're back before it expires. You reapply if you haven't received your GC. You're probably getting the 3 month timeframe because that's the guideline for the amount of time it takes to process and receive it. Some have received it within a couple of weeks.... some take up to 3 months.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks!

I got the 3 month time frame because it seemed like someone had applied for EAD 5 times or something after getting their green card after 2 years... But, I probably just misunderstood or read something wrong.

Good to know the EAD is good for a year. :) Thanks again!


March 6, 2007 - I-129F package sent

March 21, 2007 - I-129F NOA2

October 17, 2007 - K1 interview - approved

October 19, 2007 - K1 arrived in mail

October 21, 2007 - US entry

October 23, 2007 - Wedding day

November 27, 2007 - AOS, EAD, AP package sent

December 7, 2007 - Received all 3 NOA's for AOS, AP & EAD

December 10, 2007 - Received letter for biometrics appointment

January 2, 2008 - I-485 transferred to California

January 3, 2008 - Biometrics

January 16, 2008 - RFE for I-485

January 22, 2008 - RFE for I-485 arrived

January 23, 2008 - AP approved

January 25, 2008 - Case status finally updated: AP approved January 23!

January 31, 2008 - EAD card production ordered

February 2, 2008 - AP arrived in mail

February 5, 2008 - Sending a letter/RFE to CSC

February 5, 2008 - EAD card production ordered (again?!)

February 7, 2008 - RFE/letter arrived at CSC

February 7, 2008 - EAD approval sent

February 9, 2008 - EAD card received, dated January 23rd!

February 25, 2008 - CSC finally acknowledges receiving RFE

February 27, 2008 - I-485 APPROVED!

February 27, 2008 - Online case status: notice mailed welcoming new permanent resident.

March 3, 2008 - Received welcome letter

March 3, 2008 - I-485 approval letter sent

March 6, 2008 - Green card arrived in mail.

November 2009 - Removal of conditions...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Question about the AP...is it issued for one year always? I made the mistake of specifying a date range (around Easter this year) because I missed the fact that I could just put for multiple visits.

I'm kind of stressed by the fact that Easter could come and go and I might not have any AP yet....would it eventually come and I could still use it or would it be useless since I had specified dates....sigh.............


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07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Question about the AP...is it issued for one year always? I made the mistake of specifying a date range (around Easter this year) because I missed the fact that I could just put for multiple visits.

I'm kind of stressed by the fact that Easter could come and go and I might not have any AP yet....would it eventually come and I could still use it or would it be useless since I had specified dates....sigh.............

Yes, always one year. Not to worry. :thumbs:


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