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  3 Aug, 20


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

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

USA SSN card sample
USA SSN card sample

SSN card Not Received After EAD approval?

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.

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 the USA only after your I131 advance parole card has been approved.  

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.

FAQ

Can I start work with ITIN until SSN is received?

You cannot start working using ITIN. We suggest waiting to receive a 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, you can visit a local IRS office or write a letter explaining that you have now been assigned an SSN and want your tax records combined.

You should include your complete name, mailing address, and ITIN along with a copy of your social security card and a copy of the CP 565, Notice of ITIN Assignment, if available. 

The IRS will void the ITIN and associate all prior tax information filed under the ITIN with the SSN. 

Send your letter to:
Internal Revenue Service 
Austin, TX 73301-0057 

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

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




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Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta           

Recent discussion on forum

  1. GC_Applicant
    GC_Applicant

    Hi!
    The status for my I-485 started showing as ‘New card being proceeded’ since yesterday. Given the recent delays related to card printing, I am not sure what to expect next. It will be great if anyone with recent info/experience can provide guidance on when I can expect the GC to arrive.

    Thanks in advance!


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