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90 Days Up for the EAD

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Hi Guys - I know that we are not the only ones in this situation as I have read it several times on this board. I am just wondering if anyone has found out what we (meaning those of us who have surpassed the 90 days for an interim EAD and can't go get one because of the new regualtions) can do? I've asked my congressmen to do a congressional inquiry, and have tried to call USCIS with no luck. We're now approaching day 120 with no EAD...... Anyone try anything that worked? Have any ideas? Should be make another Infopass?


May 11 '09 - Case Approved 10 yr card in the mail

June - 10 yr card recieved

Feb. 19, 2010 - N-400 Application sent to Phoenix Lockbox

April 3, 2010 - Biometrics

May 17,2010 - Citizenship Test - Minneapolis, MN

July 16, 2010- Retest (writing portion)

October 13, 2010 - Oath Ceremony

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I called USCIS today and asked how long it will take to get an EAD ( I am just getting all the forms ready to file). They said that if I don't get approved in 3 months to call for an Infopass appointment and that they will issue me work authorization.


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10/27/06 Mailed I-485 and I765 to Chicago

11/07/06 Checks cashed

11/09/06 Received NOA1 for both EAD and AOS in the mail

11/13/06 Received a letter for Biometrics appointment

11/15/06 Received e-mail that RFE has been mailed yesterday

11/21/06 Biometrics appointment

12/04/06 Sent RFE back

12/08/06 RFE accepted in Lee's Summit - USPS confirmation

12/12/06 RFE recorded on file by USCIS

12/13/06 Touched

12/18/06 Touched again

12/26/06 Received Interview letter dated Dec 19

01/20/07 EAD file touched

01/24/07 EAD approved and card production ordered - received 3 e-mails!

01/24/07 AOS file touched

01/26/07 EAD touched, 3 e-mails received that the approval notice has been mailed

01/30/07 EAD Card Received by Mail

02/07/07 AOS Interview, approved pending FBI name check

04/27/07 Received E-Mail "Welcome New Resident"

04/30/07 Received E-Mail "Card Production Ordered"

05/01/07 Received Welcome Letter in mail

05/07/07 Green card received in the mail!

01/28/09 Mailed I-751 application.

01/30/09 Check already cleared! In two days!

02/03/09 Received NOA - Letter of extension dated 01/29/09

02/11/09 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter for 02/24/09

02/24/09 Biometrics Appointment Completed.

04/01/09 Inforpass appointment- got I-551 stamp in my passport

04/11/09 Approval Letter received - dated 04/07/09

05/06/09 E-mail "Card Production Ordered" received

06/01/09 10 Year Green Card Received!

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I went for an INFOPASS interview today to see what was taking my EAD so long (application received June 8). The woman told me that the I-765 had been approved and that they mailed me a card Sept. 28. Great, but too good to be true?

I asked if she might be looking at my I-131 application for travel by mistake - which I got email notice of approval Sept 28 - as the receipt number is 1 digit off. Could she double check.

To which she replied "I'm looking right at it on the screen - a card's been mailed to you, good for 1 year."

When I got home I checked the status on line - no approval. I then called USCIS, waited on hold for an eternity, and was told that "No, my EAD was not approved yet." and "The immigration officer you saw was probably looking at your I-131 application case status by mistake."

They did agree that it was over due and would look into it. I got a receipt # and more waiting I guess.

What a waste of a day.

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solarus,

The USCIS officer who you spoke with at the InfoPass appointment may indeed have been looking at the wrong application, but do realize that the USCIS NCSC person is looking at the same Online Status info that you look at. They do not have access to the information that the USCIS people in the field offices have. (Unless, perhaps, there was more involved with the phone call to the NCSC than you revealed in your post.)

Yodrak

I went for an INFOPASS interview today to see what was taking my EAD so long (application received June 8). The woman told me that the I-765 had been approved and that they mailed me a card Sept. 28. Great, but too good to be true?

I asked if she might be looking at my I-131 application for travel by mistake - which I got email notice of approval Sept 28 - as the receipt number is 1 digit off. Could she double check.

To which she replied "I'm looking right at it on the screen - a card's been mailed to you, good for 1 year."

When I got home I checked the status on line - no approval. I then called USCIS, waited on hold for an eternity, and was told that "No, my EAD was not approved yet." and "The immigration officer you saw was probably looking at your I-131 application case status by mistake."

They did agree that it was over due and would look into it. I got a receipt # and more waiting I guess.

What a waste of a day.

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Yodrak,

Yes, I now realize that they view the same info. However, had the officer been looking at the correct application, she could have initiated an inquiry at least. This is what I did on the phone when I got home.

My case status was touched yesterday after the phone call.

My EAD WAS APPROVED TODAY! Hurray! - just got 5 email

My advice to those who have overdue EADs is to wait it out on hold and speak to an agent.

This also may just be a coincidence ..

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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How do you get to speak to an agent? Everytime I have called the Customer Service line all I get is a computer recording.


May 11 '09 - Case Approved 10 yr card in the mail

June - 10 yr card recieved

Feb. 19, 2010 - N-400 Application sent to Phoenix Lockbox

April 3, 2010 - Biometrics

May 17,2010 - Citizenship Test - Minneapolis, MN

July 16, 2010- Retest (writing portion)

October 13, 2010 - Oath Ceremony

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How do you get to speak to an agent? Everytime I have called the Customer Service line all I get is a computer recording.

In the telephone menu - I went through to the option where you have an approved application but you haven't recieved anything in the mail or something like that. There were a number of opportunities to speak to an agent I recall. You'll have to wait on hold.

-Technically my application was not approved, but I was told otherwise at the infopass, so I just went with it. The agent on the phone agreed I was way past my date , took my info, initiated an inquiry, and gave me a receipt # - said it could take up o 30 days. It took 1.

My biometrics were delayed 38 days, and so was my EAD (received @ 128 days). So this may be normal actually. The phone call and approval may just be coincidence after all.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Morocco
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I thought I read somewhere if you make an infopass appointment about EAD after 90 days that they give it to you on the spot? Am I dreaming?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Thanks guys I'll try today.

Sarah- That use to be procedure but as of Sept. 1 local service centers are no longer issuing the EAD's....hence the frustration!


May 11 '09 - Case Approved 10 yr card in the mail

June - 10 yr card recieved

Feb. 19, 2010 - N-400 Application sent to Phoenix Lockbox

April 3, 2010 - Biometrics

May 17,2010 - Citizenship Test - Minneapolis, MN

July 16, 2010- Retest (writing portion)

October 13, 2010 - Oath Ceremony

Journey Complete!

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AmeraMouttaki, were you able to talk to an agent?


Anja (Magdeburg, Germany) and Hank (Richmond Heights, OH, USA)

Met in September 1996

Together since June 25, 1997

Jul 23 2005 - Married in Magdeburg

Removal of Conditions

Dec 19'08 - Mailed I-751 Package

Dec 22'08 - NOA date

Dec 24'08 - Check cashed

Jan 07'09 - NOA in mail

Jun '09 - Biometrics/10 year Greencard issued and sent in mail

AOS Process

May 30'06 - AOS package sent including EAD

June 7'06 - NOA1 Date for EAD and AOS

June 8'06 - both checks were cashed

June 9'06 - NOA1 in mail

June 22'06 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD in Cleveland

June 24'06 - both cases touched

Sept 12'06 - INFOPASS - interim EADs no longer issued in district offices :-(

Sept 21'06 - EAD finally approved according to Email by USCIS after 114 days

Sept 28'06 - EAD arrived in Mail

Oct 03'06 - Applied for SSN

Oct 10'06 - Received SSN card in mail

Nov 6'06 - Received Interview Letter

Jan 5'07 - Interview Date - approved

Jan 5'07 - CRIS email: welcome notice mailed

Jan 10'07 - CRIS email: Card was ordered on Jan 9'07

Jan 18'07 - Greencard in Mail (dated Jan 12'07)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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So I called USCIS and the lady was actually pretty nice (surprisingly). She told me that the St.Paul office should have issued the interim work permit no problem. Arghhh! She recommended making another appointment to go in - and she also sent in a request to find out what was happening and we should be getting a letter regarding our case within the next month. So it looks like I need to try to make an Infopass appointment this morning and try again....I hope it works.


May 11 '09 - Case Approved 10 yr card in the mail

June - 10 yr card recieved

Feb. 19, 2010 - N-400 Application sent to Phoenix Lockbox

April 3, 2010 - Biometrics

May 17,2010 - Citizenship Test - Minneapolis, MN

July 16, 2010- Retest (writing portion)

October 13, 2010 - Oath Ceremony

Journey Complete!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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Did you advise the rep you spoke to that your office cited the September 1st/October 1st memo? I am just thinking she possibly isnt aware of it.

Ya I am pretty sure that one department doesn't talk to the other department ... Hence the nickname the misinformation line ...


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AOS / EAD
08-24-06 - AOS/EAD mail to Chicago (Day 1)

11-06-06 - GC & Welcome Letter arrive in Mail (Day 75)

I-751
09-23-08 - Sent Package via USPS (Day 1)
01-02-09 - Received GC in mail (with wrong Resident Since date) (Day 101)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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I did tell the woman at USCIS what they told us in St. Paul (about no longer issuing the interim EAD's) she told me that she had no record of that. She said she flagged our file so that when we went back they would know we had talked to her. She also sent in a request to find out what was happening with the rest of our applications (green card and AP) and that they will send us all of the findings in the mail in the near future - if we don't get something in 30 days then call again (please God noooO!) We are going to St. Paul next Wednesday - I wish there was a number I could call just to make sure before we drive the 2 hrs there. I really would hate to get there and be stuck again. Then I really wouldn't know what to do...


May 11 '09 - Case Approved 10 yr card in the mail

June - 10 yr card recieved

Feb. 19, 2010 - N-400 Application sent to Phoenix Lockbox

April 3, 2010 - Biometrics

May 17,2010 - Citizenship Test - Minneapolis, MN

July 16, 2010- Retest (writing portion)

October 13, 2010 - Oath Ceremony

Journey Complete!

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