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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Malaysia
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I did a search but couldn't find a question/answer close to my situation and am hoping someone who has gone through this or knows something about it might lend a helping hand.

I am currently on OPT (and working), but my OPT expires in early January. I'll be filing for AOS (family-based) soon and was wondering about the timing for applying for an EAD. Should I file the I-765 concurrently or wait a month or so - until it's closer to when my OPT expires. I don't know if USCIS will issue one person two EADs that overlap, if they will wait until my current one expires or if they will deny it because I currently have one.

I don't want to risk having to quit my job once my OPT expires. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!


AOS timeline:

Mailed AOS packet on Sept. 9 2010

Day 2 - USPS tracking confirms delivery.

Day 6 - Return receipt from Chicago Lockbox received.

Day 8 - Text/email alerts received.

Day 9 - Checks cashed.

Day 11 - NOA1 received (all forms).

Day 16 - Biometrics appointment notice received.

Day 40 - Biometrics completed.

Day 53 - Initial interview appointment notice received.

Day 59 - EAD card production notice email/text received.

Day 70 - AP document received.

Day 72 - EAD card received.

Day 85 - Interview. Verbal approval received.

Day 88 - AOS approval notice received.

Day 100 - PERMANENT RESIDENT CARD RECEIVED! No USCIS until 2010!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Brazil
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I did a search but couldn't find a question/answer close to my situation and am hoping someone who has gone through this or knows something about it might lend a helping hand.

I am currently on OPT (and working), but my OPT expires in early January. I'll be filing for AOS (family-based) soon and was wondering about the timing for applying for an EAD. Should I file the I-765 concurrently or wait a month or so - until it's closer to when my OPT expires. I don't know if USCIS will issue one person two EADs that overlap, if they will wait until my current one expires or if they will deny it because I currently have one.

I don't want to risk having to quit my job once my OPT expires. Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!

My EAD was approved in 2 months and my AOS in 3 months I don't know about the overlap EADs but when you apply for EAD under a AOS your category of authorization is different (c09) so maybe it first matter if you already have one .


04/30/10 First medical appointment

05/03/10 Medical done

05/04/10 Send AOS to Chicago

05/05/10 Delivered at Chicago 10:25AM (day 1)

05/10/10 Receipt e-mail and text MSG :) 3:44PM (day 6)

05/11/10 Checks cash (day 7)

05/13/10 Hard copies of 3 NOA on the mail (day 9)

05/13/10 All forms "touch"(day 9)

05/24/10 biometrics appt letter, dated 05/14 appt 06/03 :) ( day 20)

05/26/10 Biometrics done via walk in 10:30AM (day 22)

05/27/10 Update on I-485 and I-765 (day 23)

06/11/10 Call USCIS for expedite EAD(day 38)

06/11/10 Update on I-765(day 38)

06/21/10 Update on I-765 Card production ordered (day 48)

06/25/10 Update on I-765 2nd Card production ordered (day 52)

06/29/10 Update on I-765 approval send (day 56)

07/02/10 EAD card received (day 59)

07/06/10 Interview letter on the mail!! (day 63)

08/10/10 Interview day APPROVED No USCIS until 2020!!(day 98)

07/10/10 SS card received

08/10/10 Update on I-485 Card production Ordered (day 98)

08/13/10 Update on I-485 2nd Card production ordered (day 101)

08/14/10 Welcome letter and approval notice received (day 102)

08/23/10 Green card received (day 111)

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i have the same situation as well. My OPT's EAD will be expired in July 2011 but I am filing AOS and adjust my status from F1 to PR, I am not sure if I should file ©(9) EAD with my AOS package or I should file EAD later. I know USCIS will not re-new your EAD if you file 4 month before the expiration date, but since I will file under different category, I dont think the rule applies on me.


12/30/2005 - First time came to US as J1

06/06/2006 - Applied for F1 and got approved

07/13/2007 - Met my lover

12/24/2009 - Engaged

04/27/2010 - Applied for OPT, Form I-765 sent

04/29/2010 - Form I-765 received by NSC

05/14/2010 - Wedding.

05/15/2010 - NOA received

05/29/2010 - Name correction notice (wrong name on NOA)

06/01/2010 - Name correction confirmation received

06/03/2010 - Requested NSC expedite my case, rejected on 6/12

06/15/2010 - Called USCIS CS and asked for expedite. Faxed a expedite as well (again.)

06/16/2010 - Received an e-mail for more doc based on the call I made on Jun 15.

06/24/2010 - Rejected 2nd expedite request

06/28/2010 - Received RFE on photos & signature

06/29/2010 - Replied RFE

07/01/2010 - NSC received my RFE respond

07/09/2010 - EAD card in production

07/19/2010 - Approval notice sent

07/21/2010 - Received EAD card

*(About 8-10 soft update during the I-765 process)

07/30/2010 - Applied first SSN & changed last name

08/03/2010 - SSN available in SSA system, name changed on Driver License & auto insurance

09/14/2010 - AOS package sent via priority mail(w/o I-765)

09/16/2010 - AOS package was delivered at Chicago Lock Box

09/22/2010 - Check cashed, received receipt # via txt & e-mail.

09/25/2010 - Received NOA receipt notice for I-130 & I-485 in mail

09/30/2010 - Received Biometric Letter

10/13/2010 - Biometric appointment (Done as appointment time)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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i have the same situation as well. My OPT's EAD will be expired in July 2011 but I am filing AOS and adjust my status from F1 to PR, I am not sure if I should file ©(9) EAD with my AOS package or I should file EAD later. I know USCIS will not re-new your EAD if you file 4 month before the expiration date, but since I will file under different category, I dont think the rule applies on me.

Your EAD will be taken from you once your GC is approved because you don't need it once you have a GC. Personally I would file for the EAD with AOS. Better to be safe than sorry.

** moved from "AOS(Other)" to " Working & Traveling During US Immigration" as this is relating to an EAD**

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