FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS/EAD FAQ

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== EAD Renewals ==
== EAD Renewals ==
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Conquering EAD Renewal Maze
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It is important to file the EAD renewal at least 90 days in advance of the expiration date of the current EAD. Filings are permitted up to 120 days in advance. Unlike an H1B-type of petition, there is no employment authorization granted based upon a "pending" EAD, even if it is an extension request.
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60th day since receipt notice step
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[http://immigrationvoice.org/wiki/index.php/FREQUENTLY_ASKED_QUESTIONS#Ead_Renewals Conquering EAD Renewal Maze]
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1) If EAD receipt notice > 60 days and your EAD will expire 2 weeks, get a letter from your HR that you will be terminated (some companies, terminate and rehire, so this is an option, but again if you think its risky don’t do it) and fax it or email it via your attorney to USCIS
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70th day since receipt notice step
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2) Contact your 2 State Senators and your representative. You can find who your congress person is from http://www.contactingthecongress.org/ . You will need to write a request letter with your receipt number, notice & receipt dates, and alien number, current ead expiration date, sign the privacy release forms, copies of i-485 and i-765 application notices. Fax and mail it to them. Call to confirm they've received it the same afternoon or next day (you are usually assigned an immigration case worker at the office) 2a) Get a letter from your manager that this will be a financial loss to your company (if applicable) and FAX it to your processing center.
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75th day since receipt notice step
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3) a) Call USCIS at 1-800-375-5283 and give the applicable reasons. Only financial loss as the reason doesnt seem to work for some people, so have additional applicable reasons (close to 90 days, health insurance loss, emergency if you're losing your license). b) Write a letter to USCIS, and fax it to the above numbers. c) FedEX overnight the letter with supporting documents (can be done on the 74th day) d) email scanned documents to your service center
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80th day since receipt notice step
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4) Call USCIS back and ask them about your Expedite Request, Call your Senator and Congress persons offices to follow up
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85th day since receipt notice step
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5) Fix an INFOPASS appointment with the local office at https://infopass.uscis.gov/info_en.php for the 90th day
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90th day since receipt notice step
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a) attend the Infopass interview and have the IO call the service center. They don't issue interim EADs anymore, but can help with status check b) send an email to cisombudsman@dhs.gov (more info at www.dhs.gov/cisombudsman) c) send another set of fax, letter, email and call USCIS saying its past 90 days (and that you're no longer working if applicable)
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95th day or above - repeat all of the above!!!
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Service Center Fax and Email Info
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California Service Center: 1-949-389-8070 and 1-949-389-8689 and csc-ncsc-followup@dhs.gov
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Vermont Service Center : 1-802-527-4816 and vsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov
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Nebraska Service Center: 1-402-219-6344 and 1-402-219-6171 and ncscfollowup.nsc@dhs.gov
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Texas Service Center: 1-214-962-2632 and tsc.ncscfollowup@dhs.gov
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==EAD E-Filing Experiences==
==EAD E-Filing Experiences==

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EAD Renewals

It is important to file the EAD renewal at least 90 days in advance of the expiration date of the current EAD. Filings are permitted up to 120 days in advance. Unlike an H1B-type of petition, there is no employment authorization granted based upon a "pending" EAD, even if it is an extension request. Conquering EAD Renewal Maze

EAD E-Filing Experiences

See thread

Filing EAD without lawyer help

EAD E-Filing

EAD Renewals

EAD Processing Times

Administrative Fixes

Admin Fix - 5/2/2008

Can someone work on two jobs on I-485 EAD?

Sure, never heard of any issues with it.

E-Filling Eligibility for Filing Form I-765

Please see the eligibility criteria on the USCIS site.

The information from the paragraph below is of an uncertain source:

"For an applicant who is applying for an EAD under eligibility categories: (If you fall into one of the following categories, see the paper-based Form I-765 for information on how to file for Employment Authorization following traditional procedures.)

  • (c)(3)(A) Pre-completion Optional Practical Training
  • (c)(3)(B) Post-completion Optional Practial Training; and
  • (c)(3)(C) 17-month extension for an F-1 student who has received a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)"

EAD Delays

EAD delay discussion and action
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