H4 EAD – USCIS Address for IOE, MCT, EAC, LIN, SRC, WAC Centers
USCIS H4 EAD mailing address: Use H1B i797 receipt number code EAC, LIN, SRC or WAC. Different lockbox address for USPS, Fedex, UPS deliveries.
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H4 EAD USCIS and DHS H4 EAD mean the same thing. You have to send a postal application to the USCIS lockbox address.
USCIS forwards your H4 EAD application internally to other centers from Dallas or Phoenix themselves. You do not need to worry about it.
How to find out the H4 EAD filing address:
- Filing i765 EAD alone: You should use H1B’s most recent approval notice written on form i797. Keep reading this article to find the address.
- Filing i765 EAD with i539: You should send the i765 along with i539 at the USCIS address where you are sending form i539. Form i539 filing address can be found on the USCIS website.
- Filing i765 EAD with i539 and/or i129: Send all of them to the USCIS filing address for form i129.
You can use this app to fill the form, validate all and make sure the form is not rejected or an RFE is sent by USCIS:
H1B Receipt Number Starts with IOE?
USCIS has recently started generating H1B receipt numbers using their e-filing with receipt numbers that start with IOE or MCT.
In this case, the actual service center name is written at the bottom of the receipt.
H4 EAD applications are sent to other USCIS service centers after sorting through the lockbox addresses. You will get an H4 EAD receipt number separately from the final service center.
Dallas USCIS Lockbox – EAC, LIN, MCT
EAC is an eastern service center and is located in Vermont. LIN is Nebraska.
#1 Sending by USPS postal mail
P.O. Box 660921
Dallas, TX 75266-0921
#2 Fedex or UPS or private mail company
Attn: H4 (Box 660921)
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Lewisville, TX 75067-8003
USCIS Phoenix Lockbox – WAC, SRC, IOE
Your primary H1 B receipt number should start with WAC or SRC to send the H4 EAD application to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox office.
WAC refers to California Service Center.
SRC is a Texas service center.
#1 Sending by USPS postal mail
P.O. Box 20400
Phoenix, AZ 85036-0400
#2 FedEx or UPS or private mail company
Attn: H4 (Box 20400)
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Phoenix, AZ 85034-4850
You should use the USCIS mailing address for form i539 if you are filing an H4 extension and H4 EAD application together.
You can send the H4 EAD applications by USPS, FedEx, or UPS. It is your choice.
You should use tracking to send the H4 EAD application.
USCIS has given different PO box addresses based on the mailing company that you use to send your H4 EAD application.
This does not affect your H4 EAD application processing time.
Recent discussion on forum
You have to send it to lockbox address.
If you are applying all 4 together, then they apl need to be sent to same address as H1B.
My I797 for I-129 starts with IOE and at bottom it says Nebraska service center. I am confused where should I send documents, since USCIS has updated their Direct filing instructions to include IOE as well.
IOE- Phoenix lockbox
LIN(Nebraska) - Dallas lockbox
Can you please advise.
I ended up sending at the center with I-129. (Nebraska for me, hence sent to Dallas Lockbox)
My I-765 was then sent with receipt from Vermont.
Iam also same situation receipt number start with IOE and service center at the bottom is EAC. Please let me know where did you end up sending and your experience after that.
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