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For people who are hesitant to expedite their EAD because they don't have an official offer letter from their employer, I think it is worth a try.  I contacted the congressman office to help me expedite my EAD on 9/9.  The only supporting documents that I submitted are a cover letter and an email from my employer stating they could only hold the position for a short period of time (they are not willing to give me an offer letter until they see my EAD).  My cover letter emphasized on the difficulty the company have to find someone with my skillsets and vice versa.  

 

Here is my timeline for expediting:

9/9  reached out to congressman office

9/10  sent supporting documents to congressman

9/13  Congressman submitted supporting documents to USCIS

9/23  "Expedite Request Approved"

 

But it's been a week now and there isn't any update since.   I'm wondering if it is normal to wait for over a week after the "expedite request approved" status? Since a lot of the posts I have seen here show the status changed to "card being produced" within a week.  Anyone experiencing something similar?

 

Edited by Eugeniekk

7/19/2019 - PD

7/24/2019 - NOA

8/13/2019 - Biometrics appointment

9/10/2019 - Expedite EAD through Congressman

9/17/2019 - "Ready to be scheduled for an interview"

9/17/2019 - Courtesy letter

9/23/2019 - EAD "Expedite Request Approved"

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When I requested an expedite for my wife's AOS, it was about 2 weeks until the local USCIS contacted us.  Surprisingly, USCIS actually called us and asked for a sooner interview!  Did the office contact you about an interview date?

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Just now, Ed&Midori1031 said:

When I requested an expedite for my wife's AOS, it was about 2 weeks until the local USCIS contacted us.  Surprisingly, USCIS actually called us and asked for a sooner interview!  Did the office contact you about an interview date?

 

I have never gotten a call from USCIS.  It is indeed surprising they would call to ask for interview.  I guess it is because you asked for expedite for AOS but not EAD?  I don't see many discussion about expedite for AOS here.  My 485 was changed to "ready to be scheduled for an interview"  a few days after my EAD expedite request was submitted, not sure if it has anything to do with the expedite though.


7/19/2019 - PD

7/24/2019 - NOA

8/13/2019 - Biometrics appointment

9/10/2019 - Expedite EAD through Congressman

9/17/2019 - "Ready to be scheduled for an interview"

9/17/2019 - Courtesy letter

9/23/2019 - EAD "Expedite Request Approved"

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It's only been a week. Nothing with USCIS moves very quickly. Give it a little more.

 

Just as a side note, it is illegal for the employer to refuse to offer the job until they see your EAD. See https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/employee-rights-resources/preventing-discrimination

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Employers must not:

  • Ask to see employment authorization documents before an individual accepts a job offer

 


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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1 minute ago, geowrian said:

It's only been a week. Nothing with USCIS moves very quickly. Give it a little more.

 

Just as a side note, it is illegal for the employer to refuse to offer the job until they see your EAD. See https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/employee-rights-resources/preventing-discrimination

 

I got this info from another post too, but they also suggested not to bring up a legal fight at this point since the company can't hold the position for too long due to business need sadly


7/19/2019 - PD

7/24/2019 - NOA

8/13/2019 - Biometrics appointment

9/10/2019 - Expedite EAD through Congressman

9/17/2019 - "Ready to be scheduled for an interview"

9/17/2019 - Courtesy letter

9/23/2019 - EAD "Expedite Request Approved"

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5 minutes ago, Eugeniekk said:

I got this info from another post too, but they also suggested not to bring up a legal fight at this point since the company can't hold the position for too long due to business need sadly

Right...the outlook of pushing a discrimination claim isn't always great. It was more of just for information. Or if they end up not hiring you and you have that they refused t offer the position due to not seeing the EAD, then that would be an option.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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On 10/1/2019 at 9:37 AM, Eugeniekk said:

For people who are hesitant to expedite their EAD because they don't have an official offer letter from their employer, I think it is worth a try.  I contacted the congressman office to help me expedite my EAD on 9/9.  The only supporting documents that I submitted are a cover letter and an email from my employer stating they could only hold the position for a short period of time (they are not willing to give me an offer letter until they see my EAD).  My cover letter emphasized on the difficulty the company have to find someone with my skillsets and vice versa.  

 

Here is my timeline for expediting:

9/9  reached out to congressman office

9/10  sent supporting documents to congressman

9/13  Congressman submitted supporting documents to USCIS

9/23  "Expedite Request Approved"

 

But it's been a week now and there isn't any update since.   I'm wondering if it is normal to wait for over a week after the "expedite request approved" status? Since a lot of the posts I have seen here show the status changed to "card being produced" within a week.  Anyone experiencing something similar?

 

How did you actually got hold of your congressman?

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On 10/2/2019 at 2:00 PM, Southern_Belle07 said:

How did you actually got hold of your congressman?

I just called their office


7/19/2019 - PD

7/24/2019 - NOA

8/13/2019 - Biometrics appointment

9/10/2019 - Expedite EAD through Congressman

9/17/2019 - "Ready to be scheduled for an interview"

9/17/2019 - Courtesy letter

9/23/2019 - EAD "Expedite Request Approved"

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