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Hey guys,

From what I've been hearing, it usually takes at least 30 days after biometrics to receive the EAD and up to 90 days on a regular basis.

I know that most people say it doesn't make sense to request an expedite because you won't get it, well i requested one today because I need to start working ASAP and i figured I didn't have anything to lose

I spoke to someone at the USCIS customer service number and told them i was calling to Expedite my I-765 application.

He asked me a lot of information such as, receipt number, A#, my name, DOB, address, phone number, alternate phone number, what basis am i filing the I-765 application.

Then he asked me what was the reason for my expedite, I said selected 'severe financial loss to an individual'

and he asked me for more info so I elaborated on my situation.

He then asked me if I filed the application in April, yes I filed it April 8th.

The conversation lasted 15 minutes, at the end he gave me a number to write down and said that the expedite request will be forwarded to the USCIS office for my area.

So fingers crossed, I hope this speeds up my process.


04/08/2010 AOS package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)

04/15/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 8)

04/17/2010 NOA's received (DAY 10)

04/19/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 12)

04/22/2010 Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 05/17/2010 (DAY 16)

04/23/2010 Biometrics completed via walk-in, Touch [i-765.I-465] (DAY 17)

04/26/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765 (DAY 19)

04/28/2010 Touch I-130 & I-765 (DAY 21)

04/28/2010 Requested Expedite of EAD (DAY 21)

05/04/2010 EAD Expedite Denial received (DAY 27)

05/07/2010 Requested 2nd Expedite of EAD through Congressman's office (DAY 30)

05/07/2010 EAD Card production ordered notice (DAY 30)

05/10/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 33)

05/12/2010 2nd EAD Card Production Ordered notice (DAY 35)

05/13/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 36)

05/14/2010 Interview Notice Received (DAY 37)

05/24/2010 EAD Approval Notice Sent (DAY 47)

05/25/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 48)

05/27/2010 EAD RECEIVED!! (DAY 50)

06/17/2010 INTERVIEW! (DAY 71)

*** received RFE at interview to ammend Medical Report and submit proof of joint bank account. Sent by overnight mail delivered to USCIS 06/18/2010.

06/28/2010 I-485 Card PRoduction ORdered. yay!

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Hey guys,

From what I've been hearing, it usually takes at least 30 days after biometrics to receive the EAD and up to 90 days on a regular basis.

I know that most people say it doesn't make sense to request an expedite because you won't get it, well i requested one today because I need to start working ASAP and i figured I didn't have anything to lose

I spoke to someone at the USCIS customer service number and told them i was calling to Expedite my I-765 application.

He asked me a lot of information such as, receipt number, A#, my name, DOB, address, phone number, alternate phone number, what basis am i filing the I-765 application.

Then he asked me what was the reason for my expedite, I said selected 'severe financial loss to an individual'

and he asked me for more info so I elaborated on my situation.

He then asked me if I filed the application in April, yes I filed it April 8th.

The conversation lasted 15 minutes, at the end he gave me a number to write down and said that the expedite request will be forwarded to the USCIS office for my area.

So fingers crossed, I hope this speeds up my process.

I am crossing my fingers for you. I hope you can make a precedent for many more in the future.


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Hey guys,

From what I've been hearing, it usually takes at least 30 days after biometrics to receive the EAD and up to 90 days on a regular basis.

I know that most people say it doesn't make sense to request an expedite because you won't get it, well i requested one today because I need to start working ASAP and i figured I didn't have anything to lose

I spoke to someone at the USCIS customer service number and told them i was calling to Expedite my I-765 application.

He asked me a lot of information such as, receipt number, A#, my name, DOB, address, phone number, alternate phone number, what basis am i filing the I-765 application.

Then he asked me what was the reason for my expedite, I said selected 'severe financial loss to an individual'

and he asked me for more info so I elaborated on my situation.

He then asked me if I filed the application in April, yes I filed it April 8th.

The conversation lasted 15 minutes, at the end he gave me a number to write down and said that the expedite request will be forwarded to the USCIS office for my area.

So fingers crossed, I hope this speeds up my process.

I also called to expedite my I-765 application on 04/27/2010 but received this email from Cris the next day: "Due to the high volume of expedite requests for this case type, we are strictly enforcing the criteria that has been set for these expedite requests. While your situation appears serious, you have not provided evidence of an extreme emergent need". :bonk:

I guess my reasons are not enough to expedite my EAD application. But keep your fingers crossed because some of my friends are getting it. May be it also depend on who processed my request. Good Luck.


Jan. 23, 2008- Entered As F-1 Student
Feb. 24, 2010 - Our Wedding!
March 11, 2010 - AOS, EAD, I-130 package sent
March 12, 2010 - Package received 9:26am (Day 1)
March 19, 2010- Text and Email Notification of receipts 12:28pm (Day 7)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics letter received for April 12, 2010 (Day 17)
March 29, 2010- Biometrics done. Walk in-Oklahoma City (Day 17)
April 03, 2010- Received RFE (I-485) (Day 22)
April 06, 2010- USCIS Received response to REF. LUDs (I-485) 4/6/10 and 4/7/10 (day 25)
April 30, 2010- Interview notice received dated 04/27/2010. Appointment date 06/03/2010 (Day 49)
May 06, 2010-- EAD Card production ordered (received text & email) (Day 55)
May 13, 2010-- Second email and text msg for EAD approval and Touched on I-765
May 17, 2010-- AOS and I-130 Touched.
May 24, 2010--Third email and text msg for EAD approval and EAD mailed.
May 27, 2010--EAD card received.
June 03, 2010-- AOS Interview
June 28, 2010---1st Card Production Ordered
July 01, 2010---2nd Card Production Ordered
July 02, 2010---Welcome to USA letter and I-130 Approval Notice Received
July 12, 2010---Green Card Received
Removing of conditions
May 30, 2012--- ROC Package sent
May 31, 2012--- Package received 12:49PM
June 06,2012---- Check cashed
July 11, 2012--- Biometric done
February 27, 2013---Approved. Card Production Ordered.
March 04, 2013---Green Card Received

Naturalization

April 09, 2015---Application Package sent

April 13, 2015---Package received 08:30AM

April 17, 2015---Text and Email Notification of receipts 10:26pm

April 20, 2015---Check cashed

April 23, 2015---NOA received

May 02, 2015- Biometrics letter received for May 13, 2015

July 16, 2015-- N-400 Initial interview date but rescheduled.

Sept.16, 2015- N-400 Interview- passed but requested spouse divorce decree

Sept. 27, 2015- Divorce decree document hand delivered.

Oct 06, 2015 ---N-400 Approved.

Nov 10, 2015-- Oath Ceremony

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I hope you get it! :yes: We also are looking to file but have not yet! Keep us posted!


03/2010- Got married!

04/22/2010- Filed AOS, I-130, EAD and AP

04/29/2010- Recieved NOA's via text

04/30/10- All 4 hard copies NOA

05/04/2010-All files touched!

05/24/10- Recieved Biometrics appointment 06/16/2010

05/24/10- Walkin Biometrics-DONE!

05/24/10- Expedite EAD request through USCIS

05/25/10-I485 & I765 touched :)

05/25/10- Email from CRIS requesting extra documents for expedite to be faxed

05/25/10- Faxed evidence, including support letter from congressman (28 pages)

05/26/10- Email from CRIS thy recieved and are reviewing expedite evidence

05/26/10- @8:15pm- email that EAD card production ordered!!! AP also approved today! Yay!

05/27/10 I765 & I131 touched!

06/01/10- Recieved our Advance Parole...but where's our EAD card!!!

06/04/10-EAD sent in the mail!!

06/10/2010- AOS Interview letter recieved!! wow! 7/14/2010-oops! hehe

07/14/2010- AOS interview- Approved (less than 15 minutes)

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It worked! My expedite request was approved today. I received this email from USCIS 1 hour ago.

The last processing action taken on your case

Receipt Number: MSC**********

Application Type: I765 , APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Current Status: Card production ordered.

On May 7, 2010, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you. If you move before you receive the card, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

If you have questions or concerns about your application or the case status results listed above, or if you have not received a decision from USCIS within the current processing time listed*, please contact USCIS Customer Service at (800) 375-5283.

*Current processing times can be found on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov under Check My Case Status and Check Processing Times.

*** Please do not respond to this e-mail message.

Sincerely,

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

I was very nervous after hearing that I could have possibly delayed my case further, but I guess it's true: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Good luck to everyone else who tries to expedite.


04/08/2010 AOS package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)

04/15/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 8)

04/17/2010 NOA's received (DAY 10)

04/19/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 12)

04/22/2010 Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 05/17/2010 (DAY 16)

04/23/2010 Biometrics completed via walk-in, Touch [i-765.I-465] (DAY 17)

04/26/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765 (DAY 19)

04/28/2010 Touch I-130 & I-765 (DAY 21)

04/28/2010 Requested Expedite of EAD (DAY 21)

05/04/2010 EAD Expedite Denial received (DAY 27)

05/07/2010 Requested 2nd Expedite of EAD through Congressman's office (DAY 30)

05/07/2010 EAD Card production ordered notice (DAY 30)

05/10/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 33)

05/12/2010 2nd EAD Card Production Ordered notice (DAY 35)

05/13/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 36)

05/14/2010 Interview Notice Received (DAY 37)

05/24/2010 EAD Approval Notice Sent (DAY 47)

05/25/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 48)

05/27/2010 EAD RECEIVED!! (DAY 50)

06/17/2010 INTERVIEW! (DAY 71)

*** received RFE at interview to ammend Medical Report and submit proof of joint bank account. Sent by overnight mail delivered to USCIS 06/18/2010.

06/28/2010 I-485 Card PRoduction ORdered. yay!

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It worked! My expedite request was approved today. I received this email from USCIS 1 hour ago.

The last processing action taken on your case

Receipt Number: MSC**********

Application Type: I765 , APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Current Status: Card production ordered.

On May 7, 2010, we ordered production of your new card. Please allow 30 days for your card to be mailed to you. If we need something from you we will contact you. If you move before you receive the card, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

If you have questions or concerns about your application or the case status results listed above, or if you have not received a decision from USCIS within the current processing time listed*, please contact USCIS Customer Service at (800) 375-5283.

*Current processing times can be found on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov under Check My Case Status and Check Processing Times.

*** Please do not respond to this e-mail message.

Sincerely,

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

I was very nervous after hearing that I could have possibly delayed my case further, but I guess it's true: nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Good luck to everyone else who tries to expedite.

Good to hear that. Nothing ventured, nothing gained indeed. Is there a cost associated with the expedite? I am seriously considering it. I am guessing I have to wait until i get the NOA before I can do anything as well.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 visa

08/16/09 - Got Married

03/29/10 - Completed Medical

05/03/10 - Sent AOS Package

05/05/10 - Package Delivered

05/10/10 - NOA's Receipt Notice - text, email

05/12/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/14/10 - Touched (Forms I-485, I-130 & I-765)

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter (Appt set for June 8) - No Walk in allowed at my center

06/07/10 - Request for initial information (Joint sponsor forget to include 1099 and W2; silly me forget to check his package)

06/08/10 - Biometrics appt (went in at 10 for 12 appt; went smooth)

06/14/10 - Initial information sent to USCIS (delivery set for 06/18)

06/18/10 - Request for additional initial information (I-864A needed for wife of Joint sponsor)

06/29/10 - Initial information sent to USCIS (I-864A and supporting documents)

07/01/10 - Initial information delivered to USCIS

07/16/10 - Employment authorization card has been ordered. Wait 30 days for delivery.

07/21/10 - Form i-797 for Interview appointment. interview set for Aug 24th

08/24/10 - Interview at 9 am. Arrived: 8:30am. Called in: 8:55. Inteview done :9:02am. Approved.

09/03/10 - Green card received in the mail. Valid for 2 years. It is done, at least for now.

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Hi,

Can you please tell me what your reason for expedite was? How did you elaborate, and did they ask you to submit any evidence?

Thanks!


Current status: H1b and employer-sponsored AOS

02/20/2010 - Wedding

03/16/2010 - Sent AOS packages (USPS priority)

03/18/2010 - Package delivered at Chicago Lockbox

03/25/2010 - Checks cashed

03/26/2010 - All 4 NOA received. NOA date March 25

03/29/2010 - I130, I485, I765 and I131 touched

04/16/2010 - Biometrics notice received (finally!). Appt date is Apr 29

04/19/2010 - Walk-in biometrics done; I765 and I485 touched

04/20/2010 - I765 and I485 touched again

05/10/2010 - Interview Notice received! Called to expedite EAD

05/11/2010 - EAD expedite request rejected =(

05/17/2010 - Contacted congressman for EAD expedite

05/19/2010 - EAD and AP approved!

05/24/2010 - EAD approval email again. ??

05/31/2010 - AP received

06/05/2010 - EAD received

06/12/2010 - I130 and I485 touched

06/21/2010 - Interview

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Good to hear that. Nothing ventured, nothing gained indeed. Is there a cost associated with the expedite? I am seriously considering it. I am guessing I have to wait until i get the NOA before I can do anything as well.

No there was no cost for me to expedite my EAD.


04/08/2010 AOS package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)

04/15/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 8)

04/17/2010 NOA's received (DAY 10)

04/19/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 12)

04/22/2010 Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 05/17/2010 (DAY 16)

04/23/2010 Biometrics completed via walk-in, Touch [i-765.I-465] (DAY 17)

04/26/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765 (DAY 19)

04/28/2010 Touch I-130 & I-765 (DAY 21)

04/28/2010 Requested Expedite of EAD (DAY 21)

05/04/2010 EAD Expedite Denial received (DAY 27)

05/07/2010 Requested 2nd Expedite of EAD through Congressman's office (DAY 30)

05/07/2010 EAD Card production ordered notice (DAY 30)

05/10/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 33)

05/12/2010 2nd EAD Card Production Ordered notice (DAY 35)

05/13/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 36)

05/14/2010 Interview Notice Received (DAY 37)

05/24/2010 EAD Approval Notice Sent (DAY 47)

05/25/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 48)

05/27/2010 EAD RECEIVED!! (DAY 50)

06/17/2010 INTERVIEW! (DAY 71)

*** received RFE at interview to ammend Medical Report and submit proof of joint bank account. Sent by overnight mail delivered to USCIS 06/18/2010.

06/28/2010 I-485 Card PRoduction ORdered. yay!

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Hi,

Can you please tell me what your reason for expedite was? How did you elaborate, and did they ask you to submit any evidence?

Thanks!

My reason was: "Severe financial loss, Emergent situation."

I wrote a detailed letter addressed to to the immigration officer explaining my emergent situation and why I needed my work permit forthwith to be able to legally accept employment which would prevent severe financial loss to my family. Then I attached one sheet of my evidence so that they wouldn't have to issue me an RFE which I heard would delay the process further.


04/08/2010 AOS package received Chicago Lockbox (DAY 1)

04/15/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 8)

04/17/2010 NOA's received (DAY 10)

04/19/2010 Touch [i-765.I-465.I-130] (DAY 12)

04/22/2010 Biometrics Letter Received - appointment set for 05/17/2010 (DAY 16)

04/23/2010 Biometrics completed via walk-in, Touch [i-765.I-465] (DAY 17)

04/26/2010 Touch I-485 & I-765 (DAY 19)

04/28/2010 Touch I-130 & I-765 (DAY 21)

04/28/2010 Requested Expedite of EAD (DAY 21)

05/04/2010 EAD Expedite Denial received (DAY 27)

05/07/2010 Requested 2nd Expedite of EAD through Congressman's office (DAY 30)

05/07/2010 EAD Card production ordered notice (DAY 30)

05/10/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 33)

05/12/2010 2nd EAD Card Production Ordered notice (DAY 35)

05/13/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 36)

05/14/2010 Interview Notice Received (DAY 37)

05/24/2010 EAD Approval Notice Sent (DAY 47)

05/25/2010 Touch I-765 (DAY 48)

05/27/2010 EAD RECEIVED!! (DAY 50)

06/17/2010 INTERVIEW! (DAY 71)

*** received RFE at interview to ammend Medical Report and submit proof of joint bank account. Sent by overnight mail delivered to USCIS 06/18/2010.

06/28/2010 I-485 Card PRoduction ORdered. yay!

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My reason was: "Severe financial loss, Emergent situation."

I wrote a detailed letter addressed to to the immigration officer explaining my emergent situation and why I needed my work permit forthwith to be able to legally accept employment which would prevent severe financial loss to my family. Then I attached one sheet of my evidence so that they wouldn't have to issue me an RFE which I heard would delay the process further.

So you called in and mailed a letter as well? Btw, do you remember the numbers that you dialed to reach a customer service rep? Thanks!


April 19 - Mailed in AOS package to Chicago Lockbox

April 21 - AOS package received

April 27 - Check cashed

April 30 - NOA hardcopies received for I-485, I-765, I-131 (dated 04/27/2010)

April 30 - I-485, I-765, I-131 touched

May 5 - I-797C NOAs biometrics received for I-485, I-765 (dated 04/29/2010)

May 6 - Biometrics walk-in at St Paul, MN ASC

May 6 - I-485, I-765 touched

May 7 - I-485, I-765 touched

May 10 - Called in for I-765 expedite request

May 11 - I-765 expedite request denied

May 17 - Submitted second expedite request through local Congressman's Office

May 18 - I-765 Expedite request approved; I-765 in "Card Production Ordered"

May 21 - Second Card Production Ordered status update for I-765

May 27 - Biometrics appointment scheduled

June 1 - EAD card received with start date 05/18/2010 (expires 05/17/2011)

June 12 - Interview letter received for 07/16/2010 @ 2pm (dated 06/09/2010)

June 28 - Advance Parole (I-131) documents approved (expires 06/28/2011)

July 6 - Advance Parole (I-131) documents received (dated 06/28/2010)

July 16 - 2pm initial interview at USCIS Bloomington, MN - APPROVED

July 16 - Card production ordered

July 22 - I-485 touched, card production ordered on July 21

July 21 - Welcome letter received

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So you called in and mailed a letter as well? Btw, do you remember the numbers that you dialed to reach a customer service rep? Thanks!

you just need to call the 1-800 on your NOA, and choose financial lost and explain why you want to expedite your EAD, you don't need to mail any letter. I expedite mine last week and i received an email that EAD production order which i should receive this week..

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I just called to expedite too, and my experience was a bit weird... The lady confirmed my NOA number, filing date, DOB...etc all that normal stuff, and listed the reasons I can use to expedite. I chose financial loss. She then gave me a case number and said someone will contact me in AT LEAST (so what's the most it can take??!!) 5 days and ask for evidence. I asked her if she wants to know more about my situation, cuz all I said to her was "um I choose the financial loss reason", and she said no, and that someone else will contact me.

Weird... Hopefully this doesn't backfire on me. I'd hate to have my case slowed down cuz of this.


Current status: H1b and employer-sponsored AOS

02/20/2010 - Wedding

03/16/2010 - Sent AOS packages (USPS priority)

03/18/2010 - Package delivered at Chicago Lockbox

03/25/2010 - Checks cashed

03/26/2010 - All 4 NOA received. NOA date March 25

03/29/2010 - I130, I485, I765 and I131 touched

04/16/2010 - Biometrics notice received (finally!). Appt date is Apr 29

04/19/2010 - Walk-in biometrics done; I765 and I485 touched

04/20/2010 - I765 and I485 touched again

05/10/2010 - Interview Notice received! Called to expedite EAD

05/11/2010 - EAD expedite request rejected =(

05/17/2010 - Contacted congressman for EAD expedite

05/19/2010 - EAD and AP approved!

05/24/2010 - EAD approval email again. ??

05/31/2010 - AP received

06/05/2010 - EAD received

06/12/2010 - I130 and I485 touched

06/21/2010 - Interview

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I just called to expedite too, and my experience was a bit weird... The lady confirmed my NOA number, filing date, DOB...etc all that normal stuff, and listed the reasons I can use to expedite. I chose financial loss. She then gave me a case number and said someone will contact me in AT LEAST (so what's the most it can take??!!) 5 days and ask for evidence. I asked her if she wants to know more about my situation, cuz all I said to her was "um I choose the financial loss reason", and she said no, and that someone else will contact me.

Weird... Hopefully this doesn't backfire on me. I'd hate to have my case slowed down cuz of this.

Expedite doesn't slow down process....just stay calm, they will send you a confirmation email within couples of days

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