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Does having your I-485 interview scheduled affect I-765 processing?

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My interview was recently scheduled for the end of September. My EAD renewal has been pending since mid-January.

 

The current one expired in April so the six-month extension will end a couple of weeks after the GC interview. If all goes 100% it won’t matter, but even a slight delay could screw up my work eligibility.

 

Does the NBC continue processing the EAD as it normally would, given all this? I submitted an “outside normal processing time” inquiry a few weeks ago but have yet to hear anything.

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They don't care. As you can see, the official processing time is 2.5 - 5 mo. The service request may help but it usually makes no difference other than psychological placebo-like effect. Given your timeline I believe you'll get it soon, probably before the extension expires. But do plan for interruption of the employment and let the employer know about the situation - just in case.  


03/04/2016 AOS (EB2-NIW concurrent with I-485) mailed to Lewisville TX Lockbox
03/07/2016 AOS delivered to USCIS and signed
03/12/2016 Case received by Nebraska Service Center (NSC)
03/14/2016 Text notification received for I-140/I-485/I-765/I-131.
04/08/2016 Biometrics notice received for 04/21
04/13/2016 Biometrics early walk-in completed.
04/15/2016 EAD/AP combo card received in mail.

 

Long wait begins...

 

11/04/2016 I-140/485 cases transferred from Nebraska to TCS
12/01/2016 Prepared package for EAD/AP renewal (expires 04/09/2017)
12/23/2016 USCIS suddenly changes several forms, invalidating my EAD/AP renewal package (not yet sent)
12/27/2016 USCIS suddenly reforms the entire NIW criteria system, replacing a 20 years old one. Uncharted waters. 
01/07/2017 (Saturday!) EAD/AP renewal package with new forms received in Phoenix "reception desk"
01/17/2017 EAD/AP renewal case accepted; text/email with receipt numbers was received
01/30/2017 Law firm finally confirms that USCIS has suspended processing all EB2-NIW cases due to new criteria. 
02/23/2017 USCIS slowly starts adjudicating NIW cases again.
04/21/2017 Extended EAD/AP received in mail. Valid for 2 years. 
05/06/2017 Received a massive RFE on I-140 NIW case.
07/20/2017 RFE response received by USCIS (a very long response with 30 pages of docs)
09/14/2017 I-140 NIW approved!!! 
11/28/2017 RFE for new medical issued (plus another request re Supp J for employment which is clearly issued in error)
12/04/2017 RFE received in mail
12/07/2017 repeated medical exam for I-485
12/08/2017 Attorney receives documents for responding to I-485 RFE
12/21/2017 Response to RFE received by USCIS 
02/09/2018 I-485 approval (text, email) :)
02/08/2018 I-485 approval notice issued (the "welcome letter") - I'm LPR now
02/16/2018 Green card received

 

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1 hour ago, Bm1789 said:

My interview was recently scheduled for the end of September. My EAD renewal has been pending since mid-January.

 

The current one expired in April so the six-month extension will end a couple of weeks after the GC interview. If all goes 100% it won’t matter, but even a slight delay could screw up my work eligibility.

 

Does the NBC continue processing the EAD as it normally would, given all this? I submitted an “outside normal processing time” inquiry a few weeks ago but have yet to hear anything.

Once you get your GC, the ead becomes obsolete but they should process it before the interview. Good luck 🍀👍🏽 

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On 8/16/2019 at 12:59 AM, Mellamanlola said:

Once you get your GC, the ead becomes obsolete but they should process it before the interview. Good luck 🍀👍🏽 

There's no guarantee that he/she will get the GC right after the interview. And it may take weeks to receive the GC on hand. 

If it were me, I would submit a service request due to case being outside of normal processing time.

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1 hour ago, hoangthaihuy said:

There's no guarantee that he/she will get the GC right after the interview. And it may take weeks to receive the GC on hand. 

If it were me, I would submit a service request due to case being outside of normal processing time.

But the a# on the ead is eventually the same number on the GC, so even if they don’t get the actual card, upon approval of the gc that number will remain active for the i9 as well. It depends if the gc gets approved before the ead expiration date 

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