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I hope you are doing well. I want to share my experience and hopefully, it will help those waiting their EAD and SSN. (I’m sorry its kinda long but I want to make it as helpful as possible)


02/05th: Applications received (I-130, I-485, I-765 and I-131).
03/03rd: Biometrics were taken.
03/27th: I-485 Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview.

04/10th: Expedite request for I-765 on the phone based on severe financial loss (and having a job offer).
04/10th: Faxed the Job offer and a cover letter explaining how losing this job may cause financial hardship.
04/10th: Expedite request received.

It took four weeks with no response, at the time I used to contact USCIS on a daily basis and their answer was just WAIT. (One of the most stressful time in my life)

05/01st: Sent a follow-up request.
05/01st: Contacted the congresswoman to request an expedite.
05/07th: New card is being produced.
05/08th: Case was approved.
05/13th: Card was delivered to me by the post office.

Part two of the story. (SSN)

I contacted the local SSA to check if they have my info in the system but they didn't. I couldn’t wait for the offices to reopen, so I called so many offices across the US and one suggested that I should fax my local office a “Dire need request for face-to-face appointment” and include a letter from my employer saying that is not possible to employ me without SSC ( IT SHOULD STATE CARD AND NUMBER NOT JUST NUMBER). So I asked my employer for it and faxed them.

Thankfully the office manager contacted and asked me to come to the office the next day, I went and gave him my Passport and EAD along with the SS_5 application (outside in the street). He went inside and came back with the receipt notice, he said it will take from one to two weeks to receive the card,
During normal times, we can go to the office the next day to get the number but now with this pandemic, we obviously can't and it depends if the manager is a nice person to give it the next day.

Lol I feel like I wrote an essay.

Good luck guys. :)
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How long it will take to schedule the interview?
Hi All

Field Office: Minneapolis
PD: Aug 23rd 2019
EAD: Jan 15th 2020
Case is Ready to schedule for an Interview: April 20th 2020

How long does uscis will take to schedule the interview?
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EAD & parole visa approved, when will I get the combo card?

I got the status update for i 765 and i 131 on 5/8/2020 that both cases were approved. I have a pending i 485 and i 130. My question is how soon can I expect my combo Ead and visa card? So far since 5/8 the status remains "case was approved".

Thanks in advance!
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L2 EAD filers - any updates?
Any L2 EAD filers still waiting?
my RD is April 6th at the Vermont centre. I'm on an L2 visa, waiting for EAD renewal.
Please post updates...waiting to hear frm L2 EAD filers specifically
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Any July 2019 filer?
Hello. Is there any July 2019 filer?

I filed I-485,131,765 in July 2019 and Im still waiting.
I havent heard anything since I did my fingerprint back in August 2019.
Anyone in the same situation as I am, please share in the comment.
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EAD - New card being produced
I just checked my status and my card is being produced.

Married to USC
PD: Dec 16, 2019
Jan 16, 2020 - Biometrics
Feb 13, 2020 - Case is ready to schedule an Interview
March 12, 2020 - Case Was Updated To Show Fingerprints Were Taken
May 19, 2020 - New Card Is Being Produced
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expedition of EAD
hey guys , I was trying to expedite my work permit and they asked me for additional information I don’t know what kinda job offers should i get for them ? or how does that work
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Ead and ssn
Anyone here that receive EAD..How long after did y'all get the ssn any information would be great..
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EAD Jan filer
Anybody who filed in Jan 2020 and received EAD? Or expedite it?
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Hello everyone,

Seen lots of December fillers getting their EAD this month. Let me share my timeline again might give us a little more hope specially when you see other December fillers relating to it:
Green card - marriage related:

12/12/19: Sent through UPS
12/15/19: Arrived in Chicago
12/16/19: Picked up by USCIS
12/19: Recived by USCIS
12/26: Emails by USCIS/text notifications
12/30: Recieved I-797 in the mail
01/10: Recived a letter to get fingerprints
01/24: Fingerprints taken
01/30: Fingerprints completed I-485
02/11: RFIE letter requested
02/16: Received RFIE
03/09: Sent RFIE docs through USPS
03/12: Received by USCIS
03/21: Courtesy letter I-693
03/23: Case is ready to be scheduled interview

150 day wait so far.

Good luck to us everyone!

4-19: Email & text notifications received
4-23: I-797 Receipts received
4-27: Biometrics notice received
5-10: Courtesy letter for I-693
5-11: Biometrics completed
6-04: Interview scheduled
6-09: Received interview letter
7-10: Interview complete & approved, status change to New Card being Produced
7-13: Card was Mailed
7-18: Green Card in Hand
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