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I was just wanting to check to see if what I read was correct when it comes to filling fees as I can't find it now of course when I go back to look.

I read somewhere that if you file your EAD at the same time as your AOS you don't have the pay the filing fee for the EAD..can anyone confirm this for me? Just trying to figure out the total cost of the next stage.

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Filing Forms I-765 and I-131 with Form I-485

If you are filing Form I-485 and pay the required fee (or already filed Form I-485 and paid the required fee on or after July 30, 2007), you do not have to pay an additional fee to also file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and/or Form I-131, Application for Travel Document for advance parole. You may file these forms together.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-485

 

 

Edited by boris64

Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, boris64 said:

Filing Forms I-765 and I-131 with Form I-485

If you are filing Form I-485 and pay the required fee (or already filed Form I-485 and paid the required fee on or after July 30, 2007), you do not have to pay an additional fee to also file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and/or Form I-131, Application for Travel Document for advance parole. You may file these forms together.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/i-485

 

 

 

22 minutes ago, Gonzala said:

Yes this is correct. EAD and AP don't cost additional fees when they are filed together with AOS. It is also in the instructions for I765 and I131 (I would always double check in case there was a recent change ;))

Thank you both. I couldn't remember where I had seen it so thank you for the references!

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38 minutes ago, helen83 said:

can anyone confirm this for me?

Yup. If the AOS fee is paid then an EAD and/or Advance Parole based on that AOS is free. That is why also submitting an I-131 is recommended since its free.

Edited by accumbyte

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9 minutes ago, helen83 said:

Ok so I may be asking the wrong question now and give myself more work lol but what is AP and why would I need to get it?

AP = Advance Parole

It allows you to seek re-entry to the US if you go abroad while your AOS is pending. If you submit the I-765 and I-131 together your EAD will be an EAD/AP combo card. Combo cards say "SERVES AS I-512 ADVANCE PAROLE":

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Regular EADs say "NOT VALID FOR REENTRY TO U.S.":

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Edited by accumbyte

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19 minutes ago, helen83 said:

Ok so I may be asking the wrong question now and give myself more work lol but what is AP and why would I need to get it? I've only looked into EAD/AOS.

I would advise you to submit the I-131 along with the I-485 and I-765.  It is better to have advance parole, even if you now think you won't need it.  Numerous posters have failed to file the I-131, but regretted it later.  It takes only a few minutes to complete, and it's free if filed with or after AOS.

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25 minutes ago, missileman said:

I would advise you to submit the I-131 along with the I-485 and I-765.  It is better to have advance parole, even if you now think you won't need it.  Numerous posters have failed to file the I-131, but regretted it later.  It takes only a few minutes to complete, and it's free if filed with or after AOS.

 

38 minutes ago, accumbyte said:

AP = Advance Parole

It allows you to seek re-entry to the US if you go abroad while your AOS is pending. If you submit the I-765 and I-131 together your EAD will be an EAD/AP combo card. Combo cards say "SERVES AS I-512 ADVANCE PAROLE":

Regular EADs say "NOT VALID FOR REENTRY TO U.S.":

 

Thank you both! Would never of thought about it so yes, its a quick form (what's one more at this stage in the game lol) so worth doing for sure if there were any emergencies back with family. Thanks for the advice!! 

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