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 Date||USCIS EAD Case Status|
|08/09/2019||We mailed your new card to the address you gave us.|
|08/04/2019||New card is being produced.|
|08/04/2019||We approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.|
|05/26/2019||We 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.
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.
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.
You can expect to received SSN card within 4-6 weeks after EAD approval.