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About to submit I-485 but already have the EAD but due to expire ?

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I'm looking for some help with my I-485 and I-765 forms, I was wondering if anyone has experienced something similar

Im came to the USA on a K1 visa and applied for the I-765 and It was approved only for 90 days.

I am now about to submit the I-485 packet. Can anyone tell me if I should submit another I-765 form again and mark the box for renewal, as the current EAD is due to expire. Do I have to pay again ?

Or should I submit a new application separately for a renewal. I read online that you dont need to pay a fee for the I-765 if you submit with the I-485. Its a bit confusing on the form.

Any help would be great,

Thank you.

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If you file i765 along with i485, you don't need to pay the fee for i765, your heard it correct.

You will be filing i765 not to renew your expiring EAD but to get a new one so you shall mark the box "permission to accept employment".


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This is why it is always advised not to file for the EAD before AOS. You have to pay the fee, it is only good for as long as your I-94 is, and it is not renewable.

You will be filing for a new EAD under a different category now, (c )(9 ), adjustment applicant. The fee is waived when filed with a pending I-485, it will be valid for a year, and is renewable(also with no fee).

Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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