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What to do with EAD/AP applications if I've already received GC?

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Hiya VJ folks, 

 

My husband got extremely lucky with his processing time and he wound up with his GC in hand before his EAD/AP was processed. Since he has his GC and no longer needs EAD/AP, do we need to do anything with those applications? The case status for EAD/AP still says "my case was recieved", and hasn't been updated since April

 

Not sure if USCIS will automatically discard the requests for EAD/AP since they're not needed anymore or if we need to contact them somehow to let them know that we have the GC and don't need EAD/AP. 

 

Thank you!!!


Married 4/12/18
Mailed AOS Packet (485, 131, 130, 130a, 864, 765) 4/9/19
Packet Delivered to Chicago Lockbox 4/12/19
NOA1 for i-130, 765, 131, 485: 4/19/19
Biometrics Notice: 4/26/19
Biometrics appointment 5/14/19
Notice For Interview 5/21/19
693 completed: 6/25/19 (appointment was 6/21/19, civil surgeon needed time to process)
Interview: 6/25/19
Approved: 6/25/19 (online case status lists new card is being produced)
GC in hand: 7/2/19

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7 minutes ago, muricafyeah said:

Hiya VJ folks, 

 

My husband got extremely lucky with his processing time and he wound up with his GC in hand before his EAD/AP was processed. Since he has his GC and no longer needs EAD/AP, do we need to do anything with those applications? The case status for EAD/AP still says "my case was recieved", and hasn't been updated since April

 

Not sure if USCIS will automatically discard the requests for EAD/AP since they're not needed anymore or if we need to contact them somehow to let them know that we have the GC and don't need EAD/AP. 

 

Thank you!!!

They will expire on their own 


YMMV

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No need to anything. USCIS may simply not process that. Even if your husband receives EAD/AP, can keep as a token or trash it. 


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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13 minutes ago, arken said:

No need to anything. USCIS may simply not process that. Even if your husband receives EAD/AP, can keep as a token or trash it. 

Actually, if they do receive the card, and they decide in the future to pursue naturalization, they should turn in the EAD/AP card at the oath ceremony.


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US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

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I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

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N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

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5 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Actually, if they do receive the card, and they decide in the future to pursue naturalization, they should turn in the EAD/AP card at the oath ceremony.

I dont think you have to turn in the EAD card. Isn’t it only valid for a year, until you receive the GC?


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Package sent - 02/06/18

NOA1 Received by USCIS - 02/09/18

NOA2 Biometrics Scheduled - 03/10/18

Biometrics Done - 03/30/18

Fingerprint Review completed - 04/02/18

Case Transferred from VSC to TSC - 02/13/19

RFE was received- 04/22/19

RFE response sent - 05/09/19

New Card is Being Produced - 06/03/19

10-year Green Card Received - 06/07/19 :dance:

 

N-400 Timeline:

Applied online - 07/01/19 

Receipt notice - 07/02/19

Biometrics notice online - 07/05/19

Biometrics - Scheduled for 07/23/19

Biometrics Done (Walk-in) - 07/09/19

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Actually, if they do receive the card, and they decide in the future to pursue naturalization, they should turn in the EAD/AP card at the oath ceremony.

I wouldn’t say they should but they can. GC is the requirement to be handed over. EAD/AP as one wishes. I had two EADs 5-7 years before applying for citizenship. No way i was gonna keep them secure for naturalization. Just like old credit cards, I just threw them in a shredder as soon as they were no longer useful.

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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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27 minutes ago, Bill & Katya said:

Actually, if they do receive the card, and they decide in the future to pursue naturalization, they should turn in the EAD/AP card at the oath ceremony.

Yup. I kept all my documents and expired cards in a folder for this purpose. You can't hand it in if it was never produced, but if there's a record that they issued it, I'd definitely keep it somewhere safe in case you need it. 

What fast AOS processing!! :o


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8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
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29 minutes ago, wbeem said:

Yup. I kept all my documents and expired cards in a folder for this purpose. You can't hand it in if it was never produced, but if there's a record that they issued it, I'd definitely keep it somewhere safe in case you need it. 

What fast AOS processing!! :o

This seems like the best thing to do. If we do get it, we'll hold onto it. And if the application expires/we never get it, no harm no foul from the sound of it. Thank you all so so much!!!


Married 4/12/18
Mailed AOS Packet (485, 131, 130, 130a, 864, 765) 4/9/19
Packet Delivered to Chicago Lockbox 4/12/19
NOA1 for i-130, 765, 131, 485: 4/19/19
Biometrics Notice: 4/26/19
Biometrics appointment 5/14/19
Notice For Interview 5/21/19
693 completed: 6/25/19 (appointment was 6/21/19, civil surgeon needed time to process)
Interview: 6/25/19
Approved: 6/25/19 (online case status lists new card is being produced)
GC in hand: 7/2/19

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Final update: our case for the 765(EAD) was finally closed today for "benefit received by other means". We didn't do anything to get that status, looks like USCIS just needed some time to realize we already got the GC. Thank you folks again! 


Married 4/12/18
Mailed AOS Packet (485, 131, 130, 130a, 864, 765) 4/9/19
Packet Delivered to Chicago Lockbox 4/12/19
NOA1 for i-130, 765, 131, 485: 4/19/19
Biometrics Notice: 4/26/19
Biometrics appointment 5/14/19
Notice For Interview 5/21/19
693 completed: 6/25/19 (appointment was 6/21/19, civil surgeon needed time to process)
Interview: 6/25/19
Approved: 6/25/19 (online case status lists new card is being produced)
GC in hand: 7/2/19

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