A new card is being produced USCIS status means that your EAD application has been approved and the card has been sent for printing.
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This article will discuss:
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.
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.
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.
USCIS Case History
Other status updates for EAD i765 application may look like this:
|Status Date||USCIS EAD Case Status|
|9 Aug||We mailed your new card to the address you gave us.|
|4 Aug||New card is being produced.|
|4 Aug||We approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.|
|26 May||We received your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.|
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.
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
You can expect to receive an SSN card within 4-6 weeks after EAD approval.