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an I apply for OPT Stem extension while green card aos is in progress?

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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I am currently on F1 first year OPT. I plan to send out my marriage-based green card AOS in the end of October 2020. I am wondering if my green card EAD card hasn't come before my current opt EAD card expires in May 2021, am I able to apply for OPT stem extension while I have a green card application in progress? How will USCIS find out if I file an OPT extension while having a pending gc application?

 

My main concern is my job. If my OPT expires before I can get the green card EAD then I may lose the job due to not having the right to work. And I am not sure how long  green card EAD would take now due to the pandemic.

 

Let me know if anyone has applied for OPT stem extension while having a pending gc application!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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you can have two EAD's in your case. OPT extension and AOS are two different applications


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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54 minutes ago, James120383 said:

you can have two EAD's in your case. OPT extension and AOS are two different applications

Yes. But is there any chance that uscis could find out that I have a pending green card application while they are reviewing my opt extension application? 

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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11 hours ago, Baba+7917 said:

Yes. But is there any chance that uscis could find out that I have a pending green card application while they are reviewing my opt extension application? 

Yes they already know about it. Its not like you can hide it when its in the system.  Not an issue here . either ways you will get one of the EAD's. you can have two EAD's but AOS EAD supersedes OPT EAD 


31-Jan-2020 : I-485 Filed

17-Feb-2020: I-765/I-131 Filed

24-May-2020: I-765/I-131 approved

31-May-2020: EAD/AP Combo Card received

05-Oct-2020: Biometrics Scheduled

20-Oct-2020: Biometrics Complete

30-Nov-2020: EAD/AP Renewal Filed

04-Dec-2020: AOS Case Was Transferred And A New Office Has Jurisdiction 😂😂 - Transfer from CSC to Nebraska Service Center  

13-Jan-2021: EAD/AP USCIS processed renewal

25-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal TExt message for case received

30-Jan-2021: EAD/AP renewal Receipts received

15-Mar-2021: AOS Approved - Card Production Sent

20-Mar-2021: Card Received in Mailbox

 

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Filed: F-1 Visa Country: Taiwan
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7 minutes ago, James120383 said:

Yes they already know about it. Its not like you can hide it when its in the system.  Not an issue here . either ways you will get one of the EAD's. you can have two EAD's but AOS EAD supersedes OPT EAD 

Yeah but I mean like will they deny my opt stem application if I have already submit a green card application? Because if i can't get my green ead and my opt expires, and I can't get an opt extension then I can't work

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Bulgaria
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I am also an F1 student and I graduate now in December. We have already filed for AOS but I was trying to decide whether to file for OPT. My school officer said I can’t because I have already demonstrated immigrant intent by filing for AOS. I don’t know if your case is different because you are filing for OPT extension. 
 

In any case, if you have a job, you can file request to expedite your AOS based EAD submitting evidence for severe financial loss. I also need EAD by December so if there is no movement on part of USCIS by then, will be filing a request to expedite.

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