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EAD/AP renewal becuase of long AOS process

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Hi Guys!

 

I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married.

 

I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year).

 

Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected.

I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview").

 

USCIS is saying it takes 15-31.5 (AOS) months for NYC - https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

 

It looks like my current EAD/AP will expire (July 2019) before I'll receive my green card.

 

What are my options?

- Is it true that I can submit for a renewal up to 6 months before it expires?

- Will they waiver the EAD/AP fee since it's based on a AOS?

- Will it be quicker this time since it's a renewal? (It took me 5.5 months to get my current combo card)

 

Thank you all so much, this forum kicks ###!

 

-David

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, david221g said:

Hi Guys!

 

I filed for AOS/EAD/AP based on a K1 visa on Feb 2018 shortly after I got married.

 

I received my EAD/AP combo card on July 2018 and it is valid until July 2019 (1 year).

 

Meanwhile, since I reside in NYC, the AOS(I-485) takes much much longer than expected.

I'm waiting for them to schedule an interview since September 2018 ("Case is Ready to Be Scheduled for An Interview").

 

USCIS is saying it takes 15-31.5 (AOS) months for NYC - https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/

 

It looks like my current EAD/AP will expire (July 2019) before I'll receive my green card.

 

What are my options?

- Is it true that I can submit for a renewal up to 6 months before it expires? Not more then 180 days before your current EAD expires. See https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/employment-authorization-document for more info

- Will they waiver the EAD/AP fee since it's based on a AOSFee is waived cause of pending I-485, make sure to send the NOA1 of your I-485 as proof

- Will it be quicker this time since it's a renewal? (It took me 5.5 months to get my current combo card) Once applied you get an automatic 180 day extension. This should be enough to cover the time you're waiting for a new EAD or your Greencard interview. If you didn't have an interview or new EAD before the extension expires, you can probably call USCIS or make an Infopass appointment to see what to do. But honestly I've never seen a question bout that before so I guess it barely ever happens.

 

Thank you all so much, this forum kicks ###!

 

-David

 

 

 

 

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Thanks!

Follow up questions:

1. So if file again I'm automatically renewed? Before even getting the new card?

2. Is the 180 days extension being added to the 1 year? (meaning that I get 180 days starting July 2019)

3. What about "Advance Parole" renewal? Is it the same?

 

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1 minute ago, david221g said:

Thanks!

Follow up questions:

1. So if file again I'm automatically renewed? Before even getting the new card?

2. Is the 180 days extension being added to the 1 year? (meaning that I get 180 days starting July 2019)

3. What about "Advance Parole" renewal? Is it the same?

 

1.  You are automatically renewed for a 180 extension beyond you expiration date

2.  See #1

 


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3 hours ago, david221g said:

Thanks!

Follow up questions:

1. So if file again I'm automatically renewed? Before even getting the new card?

2. Is the 180 days extension being added to the 1 year? (meaning that I get 180 days starting July 2019)

3. What about "Advance Parole" renewal? Is it the same?

 

1. You file and receive a NOA which extends your EAD for 180 days. 

2. It starts after the expiration date of your card

3. AP is not being renewed so plan ahead well before you travel so you don't travel after your expiration date. 

Edited by little immigrant

Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


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