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L2 EAD Renewal
Hi all,

I am the wife of an L1 visa holder. I am an L2 applying for EAD renewal.

Sharing my experience on here to give hope to some.
This is my 5th EAD process over the 4.5 years I have lived here in the USA. All previous times have been stressful but always within processing time. My current EAD expires Sept 25th. Here is my timeline--

6/14 PD filed @ Texas
9/17 Raised SR Stating Severe Financial Loss
9/18 SR Denied (via email - this denial came from Vermont, not sure if my case was moved there or this is where all SR are looked in to?)
9/20 Notification of Card Being Processed

So now I am just waiting for my card to arrive in my mailbox. Guys, I was so stressed about not getting the EAD in time. I am employed by a big corporation here in America. We were making arrangements for me to go back to England and work from there whilst waiting for the EAD to come through. Earlier this week I even booked my flight to return home to the UK to continue working (now that's a waste!). Please explore this option with your employer whilst you wait. My employer did not suggest this option, I did, and they liaised with their legal counsel and found out this was a fine way to proceed.

I would advise all to make sure you have filed everything meticulously to avoid RFE and raise SR as soon as you're at 90 days. I got denied officially but then a few days later I got notified card was being processed so maybe SR drew attention to my case. On the phone when raising the SR I was very polite, made sure I expressed my worry and was very thankful and complimentary to the man at the help centre. I feel extremely lucky and wish you all good luck!

I will update when I have card in hand.
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L2 Dependent Visa_RFE _Need Urgent Assistance
Need urgent Help!!

Hi, I am on L2 Dependent Visa and applied for EAD in california center. I have received mail to submit additional below documents.
1) Principal's Current i 797 approval notice for form i 129 - Do i submit both 797 and i129 form?
2) Employees Current Pay Records - Can i submit just the pay stubs and if yes, how many pay stubs?
3) Employment Verification Letter - Is this the company letter stating that employee is working with their company?
4) Federal Income tax Returns - We moved in March 2018 hence my wife doesnot have Tax Returns. How do i respond on this?
5)W2s - We moved in March 2018 hence my wife dont have W2 from the employer . How do i respond on this?
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Renewed EAD - Card expiry date is less than the current active expiry date
I have applied for EAD renewal within 180 days from the current EAD expiry date. I have received the new EAD card today and surprisingly the new Renewed Card valid from last week with expiry date in 3 months(first week of aug). In fact the old card spicy date is until aug end. Our Visa is valid until year end. Not sure why the renewed card expiry date is less than the existing one and how do we need to handle this case? Can someone please guide/ advise on how to Proceed on this?
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Finally My Wife's EAD Was Approved After 5 Months
So finally, after submitting my wife's EAD renewal back at the very end of October, my wife's EAD Renewal was renewed. Today she received the Renewal notice in the mail, with the card to set to be mailed this week.

Just for reference, her timeline looked like so:

Oct 19th 2017 - I-765 Renewal mailed to CSC
Oct 25th 2017 - Application Received by CSC
Oct 30th 2017 - Receipt Notice received
Jan 24th 2017 - First SR raised online
Jan 27th 2017 - SR answered - within normal processing time
Feb 8th 2017 - Notice received that case was transferred to new office (Vermont)
Feb 20th 2017 - Request Raised with Ombudsman for information on case
March 3rd 2017 - Ombudsman accepted request and reached out USCIS for information
March 14th 2017 - Ombudsman makes 2nd request to USCIS for information related to case
March 19th 2017 - Renewal approval notice arrive via mail.

So it took 5 months to the exact day for my wife to receive her renewal notice. It's absolutely insane to think that processing times have now pushed out that far, just relieved that she can now no longer worry regarding her status. We don't look forward to going through all this again when i renew my E3 visa at the end of the year.

Good luck to you all & i hope you receive your EAD's in the mail shortly!
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Approved EAD for Spouse of an H-1B Nonimmigrant--(c)(26)
I applied for my wife's EAD on Dec 6, 2017, after my H1B extension upon getting approved I-140. I completed I-765 on my own without lawyer's assistance. (My company lawyer quoted \$1200 for this. I only paid USCIS fees of around \$400). I sent completed documents to Nebraska center (since Michigan falls under Nebraska jurisdiction as per I-765 instructions) on Dec 6 and receipt was sent on Dec 12, 2017. However, receipt number was starting with EAC meaning it was sent to Vermont.

We received approval notice on March 17, 2018, and EAD card on March 19, 2018. Processing time as per on USCIS site was more than 115 days for Vermont. (As of Jan 31, 2018, they were processing Oct 9, 2017, applications). So I was expecting a response by the first week of April. I was expecting an RFE or denial since I sent wrong I-797 for H1B principal's spouse. (or at least I felt it was a wrong one). I realized it just after mailing it but did not find any way to notify USCIS or send an updated document. I could only notify address change.

I thought of sending an inquiry yesterday. But to my surprise saw an approval notice from USCIS in my mailbox on March 17. I guess USCIS did not send RFE to notice because either I only thought I sent wrong I-797 but sent correct one (I have two I-797, one for approved I-140 and another for H1B extension based on approved I-140. I sent the second one.) or USCIS had the records with them and did not need me resend another I-797.
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Declaration of Divorce
I found a video clip in youtube stating that if a US American abandons you and does not have plans petitioning you, a foreign wife may file a self petition with or without husbands signature. My question is what kind of visa should I apply for when I enter the US because as of the moment I just want to be able to avail of the travel perks my sister gave me and see where our marriage is really going and talk to him personally before having him send me a declaration of divorce or what not. After all he is still living w my dad and odd enough that he does not communicate w me anymore for more than a year now.
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L2 EAD filed in Dallas but forwarded to Vermont
I applied to Dallas service center with SS, old F1 OPT EAD copy.
In 3 days I get a EAC number and they say that they have forwarded my case to Vermont Service Center.

Can someone explain why?
How does this impact time to issue the EAD card?

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EAD for E3D
Hi All- I would like to know about EAD for E3D dependents. Please help with your experiences.

1. How much time it takes to process EAD for E3D? Any states where it will process faster?
2. Will bio-metrics is must to get done for EAD?
3. Can I apply EAD in USA and come back to Australia while it is in process and go back when I get bio metrics request or approval?
4. Is it mandatory for me to be in US while EAD is getting processed?
5. If my husband changes his E3 employer do I have to file for your new EAD or can I apply for change of status in US?

Please advice with your knowledge and experience.

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Applying for H4 EAD
Hi there,

I have an approved I-140. I would like to apply for H4-EAD for my wife, but she is in India at the moment. Can I go ahead and apply for H4-EAD or does she needs to be in US to apply for it.

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Filing fee for EAD - L2 visa
Hi Friends,
my name is Poonam Porwal and I came U.S on L2 dependent Visa. I wanted to apply for Employment Authorization Document(EAD) but I am confused with the filing fee, whether it will be $410 or $495 for me.
As per the form I-765 I fall in the a(18) category.
Please guide me.
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