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A number in I-765 form
Hi All,

I am applying initial L2-EAD for my wife. She earlier had I-140 approved from her employer. Do I need to mention the older I-140 A number in the initial L2-EAD I-765 form? Or can I just leave it blank?

Thanks in advance.
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EAD Speed Slip
Anyone find that including their speed slip (for renewals only, the one they give you when your last EAD was approved) helped get their EADs sooner?

Husband filed my EAD but forgot to include the slip. Also the last time I included it in a renewal, it ended up taking about 5 months anyway. Would love to hear other's experiences.
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Delay in Receiving EAD card
I am facing trouble receiving my work permit to start my employment.

I had applied for my OPT on 04/13/2021. My EAD card was approved by USCIS and dispatched on 06/15/2021 by them, however, erroneously USPS could not deliver my EAD card and returned it to USCIS.

I have received the OPT receipt notice from USCIS earlier on my mailing address so I do not think there is anything wrong with the address filled in the OPT application.

The current case status on the USCIS website says "Card Was Returned To USCIS".

On speaking with the USCIS I was told that the request to process the request for resending my card would take 30 to 60 business days.

Has anyone else faced the issue? Could you please tell me what could I do to expedite the process since I need to receive my work permit 90 days from my OPT start date stay in the US?
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Hello All,

I got RFE for H4 EAD for photo copies. I have submitted them and they got delivered today as per UPS. I.e 6th july . I want to know how much time does it take for USCIS to clear RFE and give approval after receiving?
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Information regarding Marriage certificate for J-2 EAD Application
As per I-765 instruction: "J-2 Spouse or Minor Child of an Exchange Visitor--(c)(5). File Form I-765 with a copy of Form DS-2019, evidence the J-1 principal foreign national is currently maintaining status, and evidence any income from this employment authorization will not be used to support the J-1 principal foreign national. Also, provide evidence you are currently maintaining status and include evidence of all previously authorized periods of J-2 employment."

Is it necessary to send Marriage Certificate with J-2 EAD application? It's not written in the 1-765 instructions.
In addition, if one don't have marriage certificate, what other proof's can be submitted as proof of relationship?

please advise
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Work permit under C09, but want to apply for VAWA
Hi all,

I had my interview recently but it did not go well due to my spouse , long Story,

My lawyer said the best is for us to file for VAWA immediately because they sent us an intent to deny already,

My question is the NOID says 30days but I will have to send in all of our joint documents and every proof I have plus the finger print for good faith which will take a while,

If we send everything for the VAWA before deadline, will they still deny my current I-485 ?

And how are the VAWA and current applications merged together for them to know you are taking another route ?

And will I still be able to work with my current EAD based on marriage cos it just got renewed last month.

Please advise,
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L2 EAD Renewal a 18 - Processing time and covid delay
Sharing my experience:

EAD renewal filed via mailing the physical copies to Texas center - Nov 2020

***radio silence for 3 months***

Acknowledgement - Feb 9th 2021 in form of SMS (did not receive email). A physical mail arrived 7-10 days later and it was from Vermont processing center so it seems case was transferred there.

***again radio silence for 4 months***

Online status changed to "new card is bring produced" on Jun 8th. No SMS or Email yet. Hoping to get the card in next 7 days.

All the best to others. I understand the wait can be painful but please focus on what is in your control - SUBMIT THE RIGHT PAPERWORK, IN THE RIGHT ORDER. Triple check, do not let there be a reason for confusion/doubt.
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EAD Application Help
Hi Folks,

I am confused in filling section 21 b (Passport #).
I recently renewed my passport however I used my last passport to enter into USA which is also mentioned on my I-94.

Please provide your insights on which passport number should I enter in section 21 b (As they ask for information on your Last Arrival)?

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Any one in the same situation?
I filed my green card application with I-765 and I-131 based on C9 on 112020 and haven't receive my combo card yet. Any one in the same situation.
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Can I file L2 EAD renewal 9 months before expiry?
Hi All. I have been reading about L2 EAD extension/renewal delays. My L2 EAD is valid until 04-February-2022. My I-94 is valid until 29-August-2022, so no immediate issues with my L2 visa. Given that EAD renewals are taking more time now, Can I file my EAD renewal now itself? I have around 9 months left on my EAD.

Some have mentioned that it is mandatory to file EAD renewal only 6 months before the expiry. I am not sure if it is a hard rule/limit and if it is mentioned in any website. Any suggestions or help in this regard will be very helpful. Thank you!
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