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EAD Rejection notice for eligibility category C05

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I could really use some help here. This is the second time i'm getting a rejection notice (form I-797c) for my EAD application. 

I'm a J-2 visa holder and have received an EAD twice in the past. My eligibility category is C05 and just like in previous times I have provided the DS-2019 and all supporting documents. 

Both in the first rejection and in this one, the rejection notice simply says: "The application/petition was filed on an outdated version of this form...."


Now, to my understanding this could only refer to the main form I-765. Indeed when i applied the first time (sometime in July) i saw a message in the USCIS website stating there will be a new form and starting August 25 this will be the only applicable form. However, since i applied before that i used the "old" form. After I got the rejection notification, i called the USCIS and talked to a representative who heard my explanation and checked online and agreed that i acted properly and recommended that I submit again exactly the same form as the first time. Since I was afraid to get another rejection, and since this time the date was already August 22nd (very close the aforementioned August 25 deadline) I decided to fill both form: the old and the new one and attached a letter explaining that I'm only taking extra caution. Imagine my surprise when I simply got another rejection without any further explanation!


I really need some guidance here. I'm really frustrated that in the meanwhile i'm losing valuable work-time and money. What could i possibly be missing? is there a different form which might be outdated? I didn't see any other versions of the G-1145 and I used the latest version of the payment form G-1450. What should I do next?

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia

you dont file two sets of different version of forms cause you are confused. you send the application package back to them that was returned originally. DO NOT SEND OUT TWO  VERSIONS OF FORMS 

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