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I just received a job offer with a specific start date of August 17. I applied for this job a while ago and was interviewed a lot sooner than I thought I would be and they told me that they wanted to hire me right after the interview. I don't have my EAD/AP (this job would require me to be able to travel all over North America). I really don't know what to do -- I've heard of filing an expedite request for EAD but I'm not sure that I meet the criteria, do you not have to demonstrate extreme financial loss? My husband and I saved a lot before we moved here because we knew there would be a period where I wouldn't be able to work and we still have some of those savings. However, he is in university and we will be paying for another semester of tuition here quite soon so I'm wondering if USCIS will take that into consideration? After we pay his tuition we won't have much left in our American accounts but we still have money in Canada ...

I guess my question is ... should I book an Infopass and ask for the expedite EAD/AP or does my situation sound like one that will not qualify?

Thanks for any and all perspective/suggestions/etc!


AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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My EAD and AP were received after 45 days, so you're coming into the timeframe where you can expect them fairly soon.

I would book the InfoPass and give it a try. The worst they can do is say no. Asking at an InfoPass will certainly not prejudice them against you or adversely affect your AOS in any way, so there's certainly no harm in trying, and who knows? It might actually work.

InfoPass appointments usually take a week or two to materialize. With any luck, you'll have your EAD amd AP by then anyways, and can just cancel the appointment.


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Call the phone number on your EAD Notice of Action, and ask to speak about this to an operator. They will tell you what you should (or could) do.


Ken y Leidys’ Timeline

May 1, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-1)

Aug 4, 2009 - I-129 F (NOA-2)

Oct 7, 2009 - Bogota Interview

Oct 16, 2009 - Diomesa package arrived in downtown Barranquilla

Oct 20, 2009 - Leidys took bus to Diomesa Office to pick up Visa/Passport package because ("We don't deliver to your Barrio").

Nov 22, 2009 - POE (30 min.) Los Angeles, Intl.

Dec 27, 2009 - Wedding

March 8, 2010 - AOS NOA

April 8, 2010 - AOS BIO (in Riverside, CA)

May 11, 2010 - AOS AP

May 24, 2010 - AOS Interview

May 27, 2010 - AOS EAD May 27, 2010

Jun 18, 2010 - Green Card Received!

Apr 07, 2012 - ROC Filed

Oct 11, 2012 - ROC RFE

Jan 08, 2013 - CONDITIONS REMOVED!!!

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Thank you for the advice everyone. I'm really hoping it works out; if I miss out on this job opportunity I'm going to be majorly bummed.


AOS/AP/EAD Timeline

Package sent to Chicago Lockbox: 06/16/2010

Chicago Lockbox received: 06/18/2010

Received e-mail notification from Chicago Lockbox: 06/24/2010

Hard copy NOA1 received: 06/28/2010

Touch!: 06/28/2010

Received biometrics letter in the mail: 07/16/2010

Attempted walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- DENIED: 07/16/2010

2nd attempt at walk-in biometrics @ Salt Lake City office -- SUCCESS!: 07/28/2010

EAD card production ordered!: 08/09/2010

AP approved!: 08/09/2010

2nd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/12/2010

AP arrived!: 08/16/2010

3rd EAD card production ordered e-mail: 08/16/2010

EAD arrived!: 08/19/2010

Received interview letter in the mail: 09/13/2010

Green card interview -- APPROVED!: 10/15/2010

Green card received: 10/25/2010

The whole AOS process took almost exactly 4 months ... not too shabby!

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