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EAD...when is to soon to inquire?

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We are on day 140 since my husband's EAD application changed to "case received". He applied for the AP/EAD combo with adjustment of status. When is to early to send in an inquiry about his case? I know it's all about patience and waiting our turn it's just we really want to move forward for us. Main reason is his license is about to expire and we can't renew it until he can provide his EAD or Green card, we really want to buy a home to get out of our little cramped apartment, and he can't even be added to my bank account until he has the EAD or Green card (just their silly policy because his ss# is so new). I could go on and on but I was just hoping to seek y'alls advice first. I was considering sending in an inquiry mid January if I still haven't heard anything.

 

Is this a bad idea? Good idea? I don't want to seem pushy we would just like to know. We feel like we're in limbo with our life right now and it's a horrible feeling (which I'm sure most of you are all to familiar with). Also, we've received no updates at all apart from his AOS case. We got an email stating we're in line for an interview. I have no idea if this is why it's taking our EAD a bit longer or what. 

 

Thanks in advance for any helpful answers! 

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EAD is taking around 6 month in some cases. I wouldn't start an inquire till February, because you will probably get the same answer as other have received...."your case is not outside normal processing time". 

 

As for AOS, once they put "interview has been scheduled" is what you want to have. Don't pay much attention to other timelines, since some get AOS faster than EAD and some EAD before AOS. It's a lottery, literally. We waited not to long after EAD and our interview has been scheduled. We are waiting for the USCIS letter.

 

Good luck


8/7/2017                    NOA-1

3/1/2018                    NOA-2

3/15/2018                  NVC case received

3/22/2018                  NVC case assigned

3/23/2018                  Consulate ready

4/11/2018                  Medical

4/17/2018                  Visa Approved

4/24/2018                  Visa on hand

5/23/2018                  Point of Entry ATL

5/24/2018                  Marriage license, officiant and certificate / applied for SS#

5/31/2018                  AOS/AP/EAD

6/7/2018                    email notification of NOA-1

6/11/2018                  NOA-1 hard copies for AOS/EAD/AP

6/27/2018                  Biometrics for AOS/EAD

7/7/2018                    ready to be scheduled for interview

7/11/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (email from USCIS)

8/22/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (same email again)

9/5/2018                     We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is getting boring!!!)

10/3/2018                  We are still reviewing your case and there are no updates at this time (this is insanity, 4th time while some got GC)

10/17/2018                After 136 days of wait in HELL, finally EAD in production

10/21/2018                Card was mailed to me, and yes it said so on a Sunday night, while Vj-ing

10/22/2018                Card was picked up by the USPS

10/24/2018                EAD in hand. F%^&& finally

12/28/2018                Interview has been scheduled. Waiting for notification with date by snail mail

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EAD is about 5-7 months now. Personally, calling them is a waste of time since they'll tell you the same thing as what online says. 

 

Depending on your local FO, AOS is fast.

 

My FO is so back logged that I'm expecting an interview 2020, lol.


AOS from h2a visa, marriage based.

 

Filed I 130, I 485, I 131 and I 765 concurrently,

 

5/11/2018 Priority date; sent to Missouri, MSCxxxxxxxxx

6/15/2018 Biometrics appointment, Houston TX

7/11/2018 RFE for Birth Certificate

7/23/2018 Sent BC in response to RFE

7/31/2018 Confirmation of receipt of the BC

8/3/2018 received courtesy letter for medical 

8/6/2018 Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

9/19/2018 EAD/AP approved

9/20/2018 EAD/AP card in production 

9/24/2018 EAD/AP card is ready to be mailed

9/25/2018 EAD/AP card is mailed, usps tracking included in online update

9/27/2018 EAD/AP card picked up at post office

 

I-130 for 2 husband's daughters (my step daughters) 10 and 17

5/11/2018 Priority Date; sent to Nebraska Service Center, LINxxxxxxxxx


Waiting game for ALL cases!

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47 minutes ago, blue_angel_29 said:

EAD is about 5-7 months now. Personally, calling them is a waste of time since they'll tell you the same thing as what online says. 

 

Depending on your local FO, AOS is fast.

 

My FO is so back logged that I'm expecting an interview 2020, lol.

Ours is Atlanta and I don't think they're exactly fast. It says on the USCIS site wait time for an interview is 13-26 months. Most cases I see on here people usually have their interview at about 13 months. Who knows. I just hope we hear something about his EAD soon. 

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I made an inquiry on my husband's EAD renewal after 180 days and it's not yet assigned for processing. My husband already had the interview so technically we are waiting on the Green Card now however who knows what will come first. According to the processing times on uscis.gov I was already eligible to make a request so I thought why not bug them little. 


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2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2013-03-05 Biometrics
2013-03-24 Approved
2013-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-12-08 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 

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4 hours ago, little immigrant said:

I made an inquiry on my husband's EAD renewal after 180 days and it's not yet assigned for processing. My husband already had the interview so technically we are waiting on the Green Card now however who knows what will come first. According to the processing times on uscis.gov I was already eligible to make a request so I thought why not bug them little. 

Yeah I don't see the big deal in inquiring. Worst that could happen is they tell me I'm in normal processing time and the best maybe it'll help push it through.

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You could try to expedite his EAD with a job offer, or for severe financial loss, since you are trying to buy a house.

All the criteria are found here: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

It is a gamble but you have nothing to lose at this point.

Good luck


01/08/2018: Priority Date

01/19/2018: Checks cashed

01/22/2018: 3 NOA's received in Mail (I-130, I-485 and I-765)

02/09/201: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter scheduled for 02/22

02/10/2018: Email notification of RFIE :(

02/12/2018: Early walk-in for Biometrics, successful

02/16/2018: RFIE received for birth certificate and translation, sent back the same day

02/20/2018: RFIE response delivered, sent via Fedex

02/23/2018: Case status updated to RFIE response received

03/05/2018: Courtesy letter for I-693, medical exam received, letter dated Feb 28th

03/08/2018: AP application delivered by Fedex

03/19/2018: NOA for AP received in the mailbox

05/03/2018: AP ONLY approved (Approved in 56 days)

05/11/2018: AP received in Mail

05/21/2018: Email received,EAD card in production (Day 133)

05/22/2018: Interview scheduled

05/25/2018: EAD approval letter received in Mail

05/29/2018: EAD card and letter for interview (Jun.26th) both received in Mail, Woot woot :)

06/26/2018: Interview completed, now waiting for the magical email/letter...

10/30/2018: Went to Infopass, officer has not made a decision yet, an email was sent to him tell him I came to inquire

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7 hours ago, Nouchigang said:

You could try to expedite his EAD with a job offer, or for severe financial loss, since you are trying to buy a house.

All the criteria are found here: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria

It is a gamble but you have nothing to lose at this point.

Good luck

I may honestly do that because I've had people in my family offer to help him get jobs where they work. It's worth a try I suppose.

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