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My husband's work authorization card expires July 7, 2015, it has a receipt date of March 30, 2015. We are having to renew it because his green card paperwork is still being processed going on 14 months now. Today is day 77 that the EAD has been processing. We called USCIS today and they are filing a case to check into it, but they are stating we won't hear back for 15 - 30 days, and his EAD card might well be expired. USCIS tells us it's his employers decision whether they want to continue to employ him without an unexpired EAD card. I asked them as well if my husband can legally continue to work (I'm thinking no), they tell me they are not sure if a pending renewal is good for him to continue. My husband's employer says it is fine, as long as we have the NOA1 that it is pending. Help! I don't know if my husband needs to stop working on July 7 if we don't get it, or what. Help, I'm so confused on what he should do!!

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gosh, that sounds like you spoke with a CSR, not an ISO.

I say call back, talk with an ISO. Ask them look up the EAD casefile thingie, ask specifically if it made it to someone's desk for review.

CSRs make up stuff all the time, what you've written resembles a pile of fiction. No, not your fiction, but fiction from a CSR.


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Wow. So sorry to hear this.

My husband's green card has now been in process since we filed the 485 in early September 2014. He got his EAD in mid-October...which is what he used to get a driver's license, a job and several other important things. I previously understood that ONE MONTH before the EAD expired, we should renew it, if we hadn't gotten the green card by then. This is making me think we should file now, in case it take 5 months. Ridiculous.

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He can continue working till the renewed card comes, as the employer and uscis said.

Getting a new job, no.

In 90days from application, if ead is still pending, he can go to any uscis office for temporary ead till the one applied for arrives.

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He can continue working till the renewed card comes, as the employer and uscis said.

Getting a new job, no.

In 90days from application, if ead is still pending, he can go to any uscis office for temporary ead till the one applied for arrives.

Any idea where on the USCIS website it says my husband can working once his EAD expires, and his renewal is processing? I'm so afraid of him getting in trouble for working without a valid one. One person says no way no how, once it expires he can't work and has to wait for it to be renewed. He is currently working so it would really stink to have to quit his job! Plus the DMV would only renew his driver's license up to the date his EAD expires, so he can't drive then either. 90 days from application of the EAD (March 30, 2015) would put us at June 30, 2015, his EAD card expires July 7, 2015. I've never heard of a temporary EAD, I know where our USCIS office is in Wisconsin, do we just make in InfoPass appointment? I'm secretly hoping his green card that has been processing since April 2014 will come, then we won't need this EAD card at all. We did have the interview for the green card the middle in April of this year...

gosh, that sounds like you spoke with a CSR, not an ISO.

I say call back, talk with an ISO. Ask them look up the EAD casefile thingie, ask specifically if it made it to someone's desk for review.

CSRs make up stuff all the time, what you've written resembles a pile of fiction. No, not your fiction, but fiction from a CSR.

We will call again today, and ask to speak to an ISO. We have a ticket logged, but they said they will contact us in 15-30 days with an answer, by husband's current EAD will be expired. It is going to really stink if he has to stop working!

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Wow. So sorry to hear this.

My husband's green card has now been in process since we filed the 485 in early September 2014. He got his EAD in mid-October...which is what he used to get a driver's license, a job and several other important things. I previously understood that ONE MONTH before the EAD expired, we should renew it, if we hadn't gotten the green card by then. This is making me think we should file now, in case it take 5 months. Ridiculous.

I believe it's 90 days before the EAD expires you should file for renewal. So for you that would be sometime in July 2015, if your EAD expires October 2015. I would start getting the paperwork ready and get it mailed. There's no fee (for once) if you're renewing it because your I-485 is pending.

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He can continue working till the renewed card comes, as the employer and uscis said.

Getting a new job, no.

In 90days from application, if ead is still pending, he can go to any uscis office for temporary ead till the one applied for arrives.

When you say 90 days from application what do u mean? . We filed 90 days before it was expiring, that's where we are at now. . We're coming up on the 90 days.

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the driving license should not have baring on EAD expiration.

In my state they would only renew his DL to match what his EAD expiry date is because he still doesn't have his green card. So not only does his work card expire in 2 weeks, he also cant drive either.

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I applied for my EAD renewal 90days to its expiration and had a letter to go do another biometrics. My EAD was approved and went into Card Production less than 48hrs after biometrics. In all, it took me about a month from EAD renewal application to card delivery.

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