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Obtaining my EAD & Timeline (K1 visa/ adjustment of status based)

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Hi all,


I immigrated to the US on a K1 marriage visa (during March 2019).


I wanted to share with you guys my journey and steps in obtaining my EAD (because I know how important but stressful/ long it can be). The time it took to obtain my EAD was fairly long, (around 4 months after filing) but I believe this is in the current processing timeframes & FYI I MADE AN EXPEDITE REQUEST. Please see below:


March 1st 2019: Entered the US on K-1 Visa

March 19th 2019: Got married ❤️

April 14th 2019: Filed for my Adjustment of status/ EAD 

* heard absolutely nothing regarding both AOS/ EAD for a few months

August 12th 2019: Filed for an expeditie on my EAD/ Form i-765: I phoned the USCIS, and they raised the case for me.

August 14th 2019: Received an email from USCIS requesting further evidence to support my expedite (they always want evidence faxed back over)

August 14th 2019: Sent supporting documents via fax (I filed under financial hardship and a job offer from a very respectable non-profit organisation)

August 16th 2019: USCIS received my evidence and began reviewing 

August 23rd 2019: EAD/ i765 Approved/ and the USCIS were ordering/ processing my new card

August 27th 2019: USCIS Mailed my card

August 28th 2019: Received letter from USCIS explaining my EAD approval and next steps

August 29th 2019: Card delivered/ in my hand

Now I am just waiting for an interview date for AOS - Happy days!


My advice is to hang tight, if you're waiting past 90 days with not hearing anything from USCIS... file for an expedite, be sure you have valid reasons and solid forms of evidence to support your case.


Best of luck to all. 


Edited by chrissycracker

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