New Card is Being Produced Meaning – USCIS Case Status

USCIS status update New Card is Being Produced means your EAD is approved. Get EAD card by USPS mail in 7-10 working days. SSN card will arrive in 4-5 weeks.

Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta    Updated  2 Mar, 20


New card is being produced meaning – EAD

New card is being produced USCIS status means that your EAD application has been approved and the card has been sent for printing.

EAD Processing Time

You will receive the new EAD card (i-485 EAD, F1 OPT-EAD, L2 EAD, H4 EAD or other) by mail within 5-10 working days now after the “New card is being produced” USCIS case status update.

You can track the current processing time for EAD applications. The EAD (Employment Authorization Document) is filed using USCIS form I-765.

SSN Card with EAD

The SSN request is sent to SSN office after your EAD has been approved. It will take about 4-5 weeks for SSN card to arrive by USPS mail.

There is no biometric required for H4-EAD and SSN.

No need to worry. It is not a false update!

EAD + AP Combo Card

The i485 EAD + AP (advance parole) combo card is also approved with “New card is being produced” status. You should plan to travel outside USA only after your I131 advance parole card has been approved.  

EAD Card USCIS Case History

Other status updates for EAD i765 application may look like this:

Status DateUSCIS EAD Case Status
08/09/2019We mailed your new card to the address you gave us.
08/04/2019New card is being produced.
08/04/2019We approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
05/26/2019We received your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

SSN card Not Received After EAD approval

SSN card is automatically requested by USCIS once your EAD card is approved.

You can expect to received SSN card within 4-6 weeks.

If you do not receive the SSN number in 6 weeks, you can directly visit your local SSN office. They can check if any SSN application is pending for you.

If no application is pending, you can request a new SSN number.

Can I start work with ITIN until SSN is received?

You cannot start working using ITIN. We suggest to wait to receive salary until SSN is issued to you.
Your employer would need to fill form I-9 for your employment and it needs an SSN number.

Do we Need to Apply for Merging ITIN with SSN?

If you are on H4, then you would have an ITIN number. Once you get Social security number after H4 EAD, there is no need to merge ITIN with SSN.

How long it takes to get SSN card after EAD card approval?

You can expect to received SSN card within 4-6 weeks after EAD approval.


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