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Hi, 

 

I came to USA in September, 2017 on K1 visa and applied for AOS in December, 2017. I got my work permit in April, 2018 and it’s valid till April, 2019. I have not got my interview done yet and have heard nothing further from USCIS in regards to that. I live in TX and I heard the wait time is really long here compared to other states.

 

My biggest worry is jeopardizing my new job if my work permit expire and my GC don’t come next year by April. Considering I haven’t even had my interview yet I’m not holding my breath on it.

 

Should I renew my work permit already or wait few more months and see if they send the letter for GC interview? The filing fee for renewal is $410 which is something I didn’t expect. I don’t know why but I thought it was free but I guess not. I’m also worried about the time it would take for  USCIS to renew my work permit since I been waiting a year now for my GC interview. 

 

If anyone went through this and have any input on the whole renewal process and time it normally takes for work permit renewal I would love to hear it.

 

Thank you 

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1) No fee for an I-765  due to a pending I-485.

2) You can file for a renewal of an EAD within 120 days of expiration.

3) A properly and timely filed I-765 will grant an automatic extension of the existing EAD for 180 days.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/automatic-employment-authorization-document-ead-extension


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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16 minutes ago, geowrian said:

1) No fee for an I-765  due to a pending I-485.

2) You can file for a renewal of an EAD within 120 days of expiration.

3) A properly and timely filed I-765 will grant an automatic extension of the existing EAD for 180 days.

https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/automatic-employment-authorization-document-ead-extension

Thank you for your response. 

 

How do I file for renewal? The link provide no information on it. Do I need to fill up I 765? I apologize if my questions are dumb but uscis website is very confusing.

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1 minute ago, Riya said:

Thank you for your response. 

 

How do I file for renewal? The link provide no information on it. Do I need to fill up I 765? I apologize if my questions are dumb but uscis website is very confusing.

Yes, you complete an I-765 and file it. The instructions list supporting documents required. Pay careful attention to pages 19-20.

https://www.uscis.gov/i-765

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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14 minutes ago, geowrian said:

Yes, you complete an I-765 and file it. The instructions list supporting documents required. Pay careful attention to pages 19-20.

https://www.uscis.gov/i-765

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf

Thank you. 

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1 hour ago, Riya said:

How do I file for renewal? The link provide no information on it. Do I need to fill up I 765? I apologize if my questions are dumb but uscis website is very confusing.

I recommend to submit Form I-131 together with Form I-765 so that you can receive an EAD/Advance Parole combo card. Both Form I-765 and Form I-131 are FREE to file in your case, https://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/uscis-issue-employment-authorization-and-advance-parole-card-adjustment-status-applicants-questions-and-answers:

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Q5. How much does this card cost?

A5. If you submitted an application for adjustment of status on or after July 30, 2007 (or on or after August 18, 2007, for employment-based cases), you will pay only one fee to file Form I-485, Form I-765 and Form I-131. The fee for Form I-485 is <outdated cost>, and there is no separate fee for Forms I-765 and I-131 associated with a Form I-485. For those cases that were filed under the old fee structure, the costs for this card will equal the combined costs of filing Forms I-131 and I-765, which is a total of <outdated cost>. Visit www.uscis.gov/fees for more information.


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