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So confused. I know that receiving an RFIE restarts the clock for the I-485 whenever they receive it. However... is the same for the work permit and AP? Is the clock restarted from when the received my evidence? Or is that completely separate?

They received our initial evidence response on August 31st however, they received our form I-765 and I-I31 back on May 16th.

Help?

My wife and I haven't celebrated our honeymoon this entire year due to this whole immigrations process but we planned to go in December outside the US and we were hoping to have our AP by now.

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I'm going to assume since you haven't received your EAD or AP that both of those are tied to the RFE you got.


You can always put in a service request on your AP case online and see what they say, but it's more than likely you may get a response along the lines of that your AP will be processed within 90 days of receipt of USCIS receiving the RFE. So that would mean your AP should be processed within August 31st and November 29th.


https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do

^Go to case outside of normal processing time. Make sure you have an online account set up so you can see when they respond and all that jazz.


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I'm almost in the same situation. They received my application for EAD/AP may 20th, July 20th RFIE and we responded August 8th. EAD/AP was approved August 17th, but still waiting for the card to show up. EAD/Ap was approved within the 90 days

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I'm going to assume since you haven't received your EAD or AP that both of those are tied to the RFE you got.

You can always put in a service request on your AP case online and see what they say, but it's more than likely you may get a response along the lines of that your AP will be processed within 90 days of receipt of USCIS receiving the RFE. So that would mean your AP should be processed within August 31st and November 29th.

https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/Intro.do

^Go to case outside of normal processing time. Make sure you have an online account set up so you can see when they respond and all that jazz.

Nope haven't received either... but the RFIE was only in regards to the I-485. Well at least that's what it said on the letter.

But thanks for the suggestion on the service request! Once we hit September 25 it will have been 120 days... so maybe we'll try calling as well.

I'm almost in the same situation. They received my application for EAD/AP may 20th, July 20th RFIE and we responded August 8th. EAD/AP was approved August 17th, but still waiting for the card to show up. EAD/Ap was approved within the 90 days

Congrats on getting approved at the very least! I would try calling to ask them. It honestly shouldn't take long for you to received your card. It seems like everyone else has gotten them within days or weeks.

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Nope haven't received either... but the RFIE was only in regards to the I-485. Well at least that's what it said on the letter.

But thanks for the suggestion on the service request! Once we hit September 25 it will have been 120 days... so maybe we'll try calling as well.

Congrats on getting approved at the very least! I would try calling to ask them. It honestly shouldn't take long for you to received your card. It seems like everyone else has gotten them within days or weeks.

You can start making service requests on EAD and AP once you hit 75 days from when they received your applications. The "average" time for both is only 90 days, so it is safe to assume that they are tying your I-485 to your EAD and AP. Sometimes they get tied to it depending on the RFE, if it's something they feel is absolutely needed, they'll halt the EAD and AP as well since your EAD and AP is based on a green card being recieved at some point.

Since your RFE was due to needing a new joint sponsor, they most likely held everything else. Some people can't just come up with a joint sponsor, so for the government, there's no reason to give you those extra things if they don't think you can satisfy the GC application.

If the RFE was for something like... forgot to check a box, they would have most likely continued processing the rest.

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04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail

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You can start making service requests on EAD and AP once you hit 75 days from when they received your applications. The "average" time for both is only 90 days, so it is safe to assume that they are tying your I-485 to your EAD and AP. Sometimes they get tied to it depending on the RFE, if it's something they feel is absolutely needed, they'll halt the EAD and AP as well since your EAD and AP is based on a green card being recieved at some point.

Since your RFE was due to needing a new joint sponsor, they most likely held everything else. Some people can't just come up with a joint sponsor, so for the government, there's no reason to give you those extra things if they don't think you can satisfy the GC application.

If the RFE was for something like... forgot to check a box, they would have most likely continued processing the rest.

Hmm good point, fair enough. I guess then I'm wondering if the clock is reset for the EAD and AP or not. Maybe I'm to assume it is if it's been almost 120 days since they've received our application for it. Sighhhhh....

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