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  1. Hello All, I received a combo EAD card from USCIS with Advanced Parole (AP). So does AP gets same validity as that is given to the EAD (OR AP is always for 1 year, regardless of EAD validity)? Appreciate response. Thanks
  2. Hello Sujikumar - can you please share your experience on return using AP?
  3. jobas2007

    Travel on AP (Advance Parole)

    can someone please reply?
  4. Hello All, As my I-485 is still pending, recently got EAD renewed with AP (as combined document). Was avoiding overseas travel, but due to urgency may have to do so in near future. If that's the case, have heard/read variety of experiences at port of entry while using AP. If someone has reentered recently on AP, please share your experience and what documents one should carry. Appreciate any advice? Thanks
  5. jobas2007

    Travel on AP (Advance Parole)

    Someone please reply as this is urgent ?
  6. jobas2007

    EAD Renewal Application Pending

    I applied for EAD renewal in Sep 2017 and it is still pending processing. Now, with possible government shutdown, does anyone know if it does happen, EAD Renewal application processing will be on hold?
  7. If one plans to join a new employment on EAD, does the "new" employer as well as employee needs to immediately notify USICS about the intent/change with mentioning job description, duties etc (under AC21 portability) or should wait until I-485 adjudication?
  8. jobas2007

    Joining new employment on EAD

    If one plans to star a new employment on EAD, does both the new 'Employer" and myself needs to upfront (and as soon as possible) notify USCIS (AC21) about the taking the employment with a different employer, to avoid any issues in future during I-485 adjudication?
  9. jobas2007

    Received Initial interview

    @dramakr - Does AC21 needs to file immediately after change of employer on EAD?
  10. My EAD is due for renewal in few months. USCIS is stating the time of renewal is 180 days before expiration , but Murthy law firm is mentioning 120 days. Which one is correct? If anyone has recently applied for EAD / AP renewal, can they please share how many days it's taking to get it renewed? ------------ As per USCIS web site: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/employment-authorization-document Renewal EAD If you are still eligible for employment authorization but your EAD will be expiring or has expired, you should file for a renewal EAD by submitting a new Form I-765 and filing fee (if required), unless a fee waiver is requested and approved. Generally, you should not file for a renewal EAD more than 180 days before your original EAD expires. --------------------------------------------- But as per Murthy : Timing for Renewal – 120 Days Before Expiration Applicants for EAD and AP extensions can request to renew the EAD and/or AP up to 120 days prior to the expiration dates of the EAD and/or AP. Adjudications in these cases can take up to 90 days, and delays are possible. While, as of this writing, EADs and APs are generally processed in fewer than 90 days, it is best not to delay renewal filings. It is important to be mindful of the renewal timing and to track this date carefully.
  11. jobas2007

    Clarification on when to file for EAD renewal

    Also does EAD renewal requires biometrics (to be done again)?
  12. jobas2007

    Clarification on when to file for EAD renewal

    ------------ EAD Adjudication and Automatic Extension for up to 180 Days In the final rule, the DHS eliminates the requirement that the USCIS adjudicate I-765 EAD applications within 90 days. The DHS maintains that the agency still intends to adjudicate applications within the 90-day timeframe, but the USCIS will no longer be required to do so by regulation. In order to help prevent gaps in employment authorization, the DHS will allow most EAD applicants to apply for extensions up to 180 days prior to the EAD expiration date. In addition, EAD applicants in certain categories, such as asylees and those in temporary protected status (TPS), will be granted “automatic extension of expiring EADs … for up to 180 days with respect to individuals who are seeking renewal of their EADs … based on the same employment authorization categories under which they were granted.” Unfortunately, this provision does not extend to all classes of foreign nationals who are eligible for EADs, including L-2 spouses and qualifying H-4 spouses ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The new information in the link is mentioning above but it is unclear on the category that can be eligible for applying for extension 180 days before expiry. My simple question is that is the 180 rule applicable for EAD extension when i-485 is pending? Has anyone recently filed for the same?
  13. There is a loss of employment due to which is loss of h1b status, but have GC EAD that has not been used. In that case if wife is working on H4 EAD, does the loss of h1b status invalidates the H4 EAD? If thats the case further, if spouse has GC EAD, should she switch to GC EAD before the principal applicant can get a job (which could either be in H1 or GC EAD)? and if once wife uses GC EAD, it is implicit that only option remains for principal applicant is to also seek employment using GC EAD only (and h1b option is lost)
  14. jobas2007

    urgent - loss of h1b status , it invalidates h4 EAD

    Appreciate quick response.
  15. jobas2007

    urgent - loss of h1b status , it invalidates h4 EAD

    As mentioned, I (principal applicant) took initially employment with "employer" on H1 B and later the "employer" started GC process through which I got EAD (and so did dependant), but never used GC EAD (as it was not really required with same employer) and continued on H1B. The dependent got H4 EAD after I-140 approval and took employment (and also never used GC EAD, as H1B was valid). Now once the principal applicant lost employment with H1B "employer" and takes future employment (with new employer) on GC EAD, all I am trying to understand/know is the impact of doing so on the employment of dependent (who itself have not yet used GC EAD)? Does dependent should also get the I-9 updated to use GC EAD (instead of H4 EAD)?
  16. jobas2007

    urgent - loss of h1b status , it invalidates h4 EAD

    Appreciate if anyone can respond?
  17. jobas2007

    urgent - loss of h1b status , it invalidates h4 EAD

    The one question still remains. When should dependent who is currently employed on H4 EAD switch to I-485 EAD? the situation is that the principal applicant was originally employed on H1B (and did not used I-485 EAD) is yet to start "new" employment in near future. Hence, should the dependent also wait until principal applicant takes job?
  18. jobas2007

    Joining New Employment On EAD

    I am planning to take new employment on EAD first time. There was an offered wage / prevailing wage mentioned in my ETA 9089. Can someone tell the significance of prevailing wage/offered wage as far as new employment is concerned? Does it mean that one should take new job only when new employer is willing to pay same as prevailing wage, so as to prevent any issues in I-485 approval later on? Really appreciate help.
  19. There is a loss of employment due to which is loss of h1b status, but have GC EAD that has not been used. In that case if wife is working on H4 EAD, does the loss of h1b status invalidates the H4 EAD? If thats the case further, if spouse has GC EAD, should she switch to GC EAD before the principal applicant can get a job (which could either be in H1 or GC EAD)? and if once wife uses GC EAD, it is implicit that only option remains for principal applicant is to also seek employment using GC EAD only (and h1b option is lost)
  20. jobas2007

    Employment gap on GC EAD

    i am also in same boat, appreciate anyones reply? Also if one have GC EAD, can one remain in legal status (and for how long) even after termination of employment with H1 b employer?
  21. Hello, Currently, I have EAD and H1b. But due to down sizing have not been employed for past few month and h1 was with my previous employer. Does it mean that I have lost my H1b status and once I get a job using EAD, can I retain back my H1B status?
  22. I have got my EAD approval this month and its been only 4 months since I-485 filing date (or received date listed by USCIS). If I want to consider changing job on EAD, when is it safe to do so ? From information on internet, the recommendations is to have I-485 pending for > (greater) 180 days as first criteria ? so this 180 days count start from the I-485 filing date (listed on receipt notice) or is it the date from which EAD validity starts? Response is highly appreciated.
  23. I have got my EAD approval this month and its been only 4 months since I-485 filing date (or received date listed by USCIS). If I want to consider changing job on EAD, when is it safe to do so ? From information on internet, the recommendations is to have I-485 pending for > (greater) 180 days as first criteria ? so this 180 days count start from the I-485 filing date (listed on receipt notice) or is it the date from which EAD validity starts? Response is highly appreciated.
  24. Hello All, I got letter from USCIS to get finger printing done for I-131, I-485 at one of their location. As the appointment is in next few days, I don't have time to get the address updated in valid Driver's license of my spouse. Will passport along with paper mail mentioning latest address in my spouse name be enough for finger printing? Appreciate quick response.
  25. Hello All, I got letter from USCIS to get finger printing done for I-131, I-485 at one of their location. As the appointment is in next few days, I don't have time to get the address updated in valid Driver's license of my spouse. Will passport along with paper mail mentioning latest address in my spouse name be enough for finger printing? Appreciate quick response.
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