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EAD - How to expedite

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Hello VJers !

Thought to start a fresh thread on this.

Please share your thoughts/experiences on:

- How we can expedite EAD? What process you followed? were you successful in that?

- At what stage, we can expedite EAD, Filing AOS OR Once Biometrics done OR something else

Good luck with your 'Green' journey !!! :)


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May GOD bless All !

2007 - Entered, Start work in USA on H1B

2010 - Met my now wife :-)

2012 - Got married -> I Do !

July, 2012 - Preparing AOS package

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I would suggest after biometrics since that's needed before EAD approval. After that, just call USCIS and put in a request to expedite. They would probably ask for more info like job offer etc. If the EAD is past normal processing time, they might just approve.


AOS from F-1(Married to USC
06.08.12 - AOS mailed
09.18.12 - Interview.....Approved!!

ROC- Divorce Waiver
05/09/14- I-751 packet mailed to CSC
05/12/14- NOA1 Receipt date
07/01/14- Biometrics Appt

08/11/14- RFE received

09/08/14- RFE response received by USCIS

09/22/14- 10yrs GC Approved!!

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K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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Get Fit > Learn > Work Harder >> Earn your Happiness !

May GOD bless All !

2007 - Entered, Start work in USA on H1B

2010 - Met my now wife :-)

2012 - Got married -> I Do !

July, 2012 - Preparing AOS package

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I have read the links provided by moomin(thanks!) and still have few questions, please share if you have any advice or have done it in the past. I'd really appreciate it!

We have some financial difficulty right now because some of my husband's major gigs and projects (that were scheduled to happen this fall) are unexpectedly postponed to next spring.

I have an offer waiting for me right now. The company is aware of my immigration process and has decided to wait for me until I get my work permit. I am planning on approaching the congressman after my biometrics appointment tomorrow. However, we are wondering if contacting the congressman to expedite my EAD will bring us backfire in the future.(such as the GC interview); since it has not been 40 days after we sent out the package.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/advice/sharing!!


Our Story:

08/2006: Met in Taiwan, he was on a job tour and I was the local tour manager

12/2006: Came to NYC for the first visit

05/2007: 2nd NYC visit, met his family

12/2007: He came to Taiwan, met my family

06/2008: 3rd NYC visit, attended his master graduation

01/2009: He came to Taiwan, had Chinese New Year with family and friends

08/2009: I moved to NYC for master degree

08/15/2012: Married~on our anniversary day

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My Journey:

08/20/2012 (Day 0) : AOS package sent (F1 visa)

08/27/2012 (Day 7) : Received NOAs

08/30/2012 (Day 10): Received Biometrics appointment notice

09/14/2012 (Day 25): Received RFE letter (Birth certificate and I-693)

09/15/2012 (Day 26): Sent birth certificate and I-693

09/20/2012 (Day 31): Received notification of RFE Proof of Delivery letter

09/27/2012 (Day 38): Biometrics completed

09/28/2012 (Day 39): Contacted Congressman for EAD expedition

10/10/2012 (Day 51): EAD status updated: Production of card ordered

10/16/2012 (Day 57): EAD mailed

10/18/2012 (Day 59): EAD received!

01/31/2013 (Day 164): Received Appointment notice for an interview

02/04/2013 (Day 168): Received Appointment notice letter

03/06/2013 (Day 198): Interview at National Benefits Center, NYC

03/08/2013 (Day 200): Received Status update: Card/Document Production, I-130 approved

03/14/2013 (Day 206): USCIS mailed the card

03/17/2013 (Day 209): Received green card

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I have read the links provided by moomin(thanks!) and still have few questions, please share if you have any advice or have done it in the past. I'd really appreciate it!

We have some financial difficulty right now because some of my husband's major gigs and projects (that were scheduled to happen this fall) are unexpectedly postponed to next spring.

I have an offer waiting for me right now. The company is aware of my immigration process and has decided to wait for me until I get my work permit. I am planning on approaching the congressman after my biometrics appointment tomorrow. However, we are wondering if contacting the congressman to expedite my EAD will bring us backfire in the future.(such as the GC interview); since it has not been 40 days after we sent out the package.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/advice/sharing!!

It won't influence the status of your I485, no. As far as I'm concerned, the I765 is at another location than the I485 and going to a local office if it's not there already. Local offices have their own "waiting lines" for interviews.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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hey hey, i tried to expedite but it doesn't work... so i give up and restart to use my CPT :wacko:


- 7/23/2008 came to US with F-1 visa
- 9/11/2012 I-485, I-130 and I-765 package sent to USCIS Chicago lockbox
- 9/12/2012 package delivered and signed by XXX
- 9/14/2012 received email with receipt numbers
- 9/17/2012 check cashed
- 9/30/2012 received hard copy of biometrics appointment on 10/19/2012, notice dated on 9/21/2012
- 10/12/2012 successfully walk-in one week earlier without asking reason at New York Long Island City office
- 11/5/2012 started to work in a new firm
- 11/11/2012 EAD approved!!! AWESOME!
- 11/19/2012 EAD card delivered, one day ahead of my birthday!
- 1/11/2013 received txt and email about interview time
- 2/14/2013 interview - Got APPROVED on the spot!!
- 2/27/2013 USCIS online update - 485 decision!! we mailed you a notice that we had registered this customer's new permanent resident status :) Later, my 130 update too!!!
- 3/4/2013 Card Production!!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

- 11/24/2014 I-751 package sent to USCIS Vermont Service Center to remove conditions

- 11/25/2014 package was delivered and signed by XXX

- 11/26/2014 check cashed @16:49 before thanksgiving!

- 12/17/2014 bio letter received, scheduled on Dec 30, 2014 11:00 AM

- 12/19/2014 early bio done in Long Island City Office!

Good Luck!!

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hey hey, i tried to expedite but it doesn't work... so i give up and restart to use my CPT :wacko:

How you tried? What was your approach?

:unsure:


AOS (from H1-B) Timeline:

Day1 -- 09/23/2012 - 130, 485, 765 AOS package delivered to Chicago Lockbox

Day4 -- 09/26/2012 - Emails/texts acceptance confirmation in evening :-)

Day5 -- 09/27/2012 - Checks Cached

Day12-- 10/01/2012 - Received hard copies of NOAs for I-130, I-485 and I-765

Day16-- 10/12/2012 - Received Biometrics Appointment(appointment for 10/24/2012)

Day16 - 10/12/2012 - Biometrics Walk In - Refused

Day20 - 10/16/2012 - Biometrics Walk In - Successful :)

Day33 - 10/29/2012 - EAD card Production Ordered-Pleasant surprise :)

Day37 - 11/02/2012 - EAD Card received - WoW !

Day40 - 11/05/2012 - Interview letter for Dec 4 date - The BIG Day !

Day70 - 12/04/2012 - Interview done. Pray to GOD!

Day95 - 12/28/2012 - Letter for 2nd Interview in Feb

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How you tried? What was your approach?

:unsure:

Yeah, mind sharing with us? :)


Our Story:

08/2006: Met in Taiwan, he was on a job tour and I was the local tour manager

12/2006: Came to NYC for the first visit

05/2007: 2nd NYC visit, met his family

12/2007: He came to Taiwan, met my family

06/2008: 3rd NYC visit, attended his master graduation

01/2009: He came to Taiwan, had Chinese New Year with family and friends

08/2009: I moved to NYC for master degree

08/15/2012: Married~on our anniversary day

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

My Journey:

08/20/2012 (Day 0) : AOS package sent (F1 visa)

08/27/2012 (Day 7) : Received NOAs

08/30/2012 (Day 10): Received Biometrics appointment notice

09/14/2012 (Day 25): Received RFE letter (Birth certificate and I-693)

09/15/2012 (Day 26): Sent birth certificate and I-693

09/20/2012 (Day 31): Received notification of RFE Proof of Delivery letter

09/27/2012 (Day 38): Biometrics completed

09/28/2012 (Day 39): Contacted Congressman for EAD expedition

10/10/2012 (Day 51): EAD status updated: Production of card ordered

10/16/2012 (Day 57): EAD mailed

10/18/2012 (Day 59): EAD received!

01/31/2013 (Day 164): Received Appointment notice for an interview

02/04/2013 (Day 168): Received Appointment notice letter

03/06/2013 (Day 198): Interview at National Benefits Center, NYC

03/08/2013 (Day 200): Received Status update: Card/Document Production, I-130 approved

03/14/2013 (Day 206): USCIS mailed the card

03/17/2013 (Day 209): Received green card

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