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Hey guys, my wife got her combo card towards the end of October 2018. We plan on traveling by November/December 2019 to the Philippines, and I'm looking on submitting a renewal for her EAD/AP and wanted to know how long can it possibly take for her to get the new combo card?

 

We've applied for her I-485 over a year ago and still no interview appointment yet, and it took her a long time just to get her combo card too.


K-1 Visa Timeline @ California Service Center  

03/19/17: Proposed @ Philippines  

03/28/17: Mailed I-129F Application via USPS Priority Mail to Texas Lockbox

04/03/17: Application was received

04/06/17: NOA1 Issued | Check cashed date

04/14/17: NOA1 Hardcopy Received

08/04/17: NOA2 (126 days from NOA1)

08/10/17: NOA2 Hardcopy Received

08/17/17: NVC Received Case

08/18/17: MNL Case # Assigned

09/05-06/17: St Lukes Medical

09/12/17: US Embassy Interview

09/18/17: Received Passport with Visa

XX/XX/17: CFO Seminar

11/26/17: POE

12/16/17: Married in Los Angeles

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AOS Timeline

05/12/18: Mailed AOS, AP, EAD via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago PO Box  

05/20/18: NOA1 Text Message

05/25/18: Received NOA1 Letters

06/02/18: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

06/02/18: Received RFE #1

06/13/18: Biometrics Appointment @ Los Angeles 

07/11/18: Called to Expedite EAD due to financial loss

07/24/18: Received EAD Expedite Letter with it dated on 07/14/18

08/01/18: Successfully faxed EAD Expedite Documents to Fax # (Tried faxing for 5 days)

08/10/18: Replied and mailed RFE #1

08/14/18: Mailed letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding Expedited EAD

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With average timeframe of 4-6 months these days or even more, may be apply for renewal ASAP. You can apply for renewal up to 180 days early.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Posted (edited)
15 minutes ago, arken said:

With average timeframe of 4-6 months these days or even more...

IMO, it seems like 6-8 months at the moment.

15 minutes ago, arken said:

You can apply for renewal up to 180 days early.

Even earlier (i.e. at any time) is possible for AOS-based filings per the I-765 and I-131 instructions:

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf Page 24

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-131instr.pdf Page 13

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3 minutes ago, HRQX said:

IMO, it seems like 6-8 months at the moment.

Even earlier is possible for AOS-based filings per the I-765 and I-131 instructions:

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-765instr.pdf Page 24

https://www.uscis.gov/system/files_force/files/form/i-131instr.pdf Page 13

Thanks, I looked at Page 13 for I-131 and dont see a specific date of when to renew?


K-1 Visa Timeline @ California Service Center  

03/19/17: Proposed @ Philippines  

03/28/17: Mailed I-129F Application via USPS Priority Mail to Texas Lockbox

04/03/17: Application was received

04/06/17: NOA1 Issued | Check cashed date

04/14/17: NOA1 Hardcopy Received

08/04/17: NOA2 (126 days from NOA1)

08/10/17: NOA2 Hardcopy Received

08/17/17: NVC Received Case

08/18/17: MNL Case # Assigned

09/05-06/17: St Lukes Medical

09/12/17: US Embassy Interview

09/18/17: Received Passport with Visa

XX/XX/17: CFO Seminar

11/26/17: POE

12/16/17: Married in Los Angeles

----------------------------------------------------------

AOS Timeline

05/12/18: Mailed AOS, AP, EAD via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago PO Box  

05/20/18: NOA1 Text Message

05/25/18: Received NOA1 Letters

06/02/18: Received Biometrics Appointment Letter

06/02/18: Received RFE #1

06/13/18: Biometrics Appointment @ Los Angeles 

07/11/18: Called to Expedite EAD due to financial loss

07/24/18: Received EAD Expedite Letter with it dated on 07/14/18

08/01/18: Successfully faxed EAD Expedite Documents to Fax # (Tried faxing for 5 days)

08/10/18: Replied and mailed RFE #1

08/14/18: Mailed letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein regarding Expedited EAD

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Posted (edited)
27 minutes ago, asaeljethro said:

Thanks, I looked at Page 13 for I-131 and dont see a specific date of when to renew?

At any time. "Under these circumstances, you may file Form I-131 together with your Form I-485, or you may submit Form I-131 at a later date." It's free. File the I-765 and I-131 for renewal ASAP.

 

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As a data point, I filed for renewal on Dec. 28, 2018. Today, it's still pending at 5 months and 6 days.

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4 minutes ago, HRQX said:

At any time. "Under these circumstances, you may file Form I-131 together with your Form I-485, or you may submit Form I-131 at a later date." It's free. File the I-765 and I-131 for renewal ASAP.

That’s for the initial application only.

 

44 minutes ago, arken said:

With average timeframe of 4-6 months these days or even more, may be apply for renewal ASAP. You can apply for renewal up to 180 days early.

Correction: It seems to be 120 days for combo card renewal in fact. 180 days for EAD only for sure.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/uscis-issue-employment-authorization-and-advance-parole-card-adjustment-status-applicants-questions-and-answers


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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11 minutes ago, HRQX said:

Most info on that Q&A is outdated.

I believe OP isn’t interested in many info in that Q&A, just the renewal one which unless backed up by a new updated rule, i say use.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, arken said:

just the renewal one which unless backed up by a new updated rule, i say use.

I read the same page back in December. In order to verify, I called USCIS and requested a Tier 2. She said anytime for renewal. To verify I called 3 more times. All 4 Tier 2's said the same thing. IMO, OP should call and request a Tier 2.

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