Current EAD Processing Time 2019 – H4, L2, I-485 Green Card

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  26 Apr, 19
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NumberReceiptStatus
Pending  Approved  RFE,   Denied  Your case  Verified Status 

CALIFORNIABest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]WAC19082*****30 Jan, 19
2 month 26 days
26 Nov, 18
5 month 1 days
Haiti extensionWAC18061*****29 Dec, 17
1 year 3 month
28 May, 17
1 year 11 month
All other applications for employment authorizationWAC19082*****30 Jan, 19
2 month 26 days
26 Nov, 18
5 month 1 days
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST


VERMONTBest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]EAC18250*****30 Sep, 18
6 month 28 days
03 Jun, 18
10 month 27 days
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]EAC19081*****29 Jan, 19
2 month 27 days
12 Nov, 18
5 month 15 days
Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]EAC19021*****30 Oct, 18
5 month 28 days
03 Jun, 18
10 month 27 days
All other applications for employment authorizationEAC19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST


TEXASBest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
25 Jan, 19
3 month 1 days
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
All other applications for employment authorization19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST


NEBRASKABest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]LIN19103*****02 Mar, 19
1 month 25 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]LIN19103*****02 Mar, 19
1 month 25 days
04 Feb, 19
2 month 21 days
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]LIN19101*****27 Feb, 19
1 month 28 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
All other applications for employment authorizationLIN19101*****27 Feb, 19
1 month 28 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST


POTOMACBest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]YSC19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]YSC19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
24 Jan, 19
3 month 2 days
All other applications for employment authorizationYSC19119*****25 Mar, 19
1 month 2 days
27 Nov, 18
5 month
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST


NATIONAL BENEFITSBest CaseReceipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]19061*****28 Dec, 18
3 month 29 days
29 Sep, 18
6 month 29 days
All other applications for employment authorization19042*****30 Nov, 18
4 month 27 days
22 Sep, 18
7 month 6 days
Updated: 6:01 CST Next Update: 9:01 CST



USCIS EAD Processing Time

USCIS EAD processing time varies between 1 month to 6 months.

EAD applications filed on form i-765 can be for different types of employment authorizations. The EAD approval processing timeline for both new and renewal or extension requests is given above for all H4 EAD, L2 Visa EAD, I-485 adjustment of status pending EADs at all USCIS service centers including National Benefits Center.

The best case scenario is the most recent EAD approval that we have found using data from various user driven forums and online trackers. The final dates have been merged with USCIS official data to give you a reliable average EAD processing time.

Raise USCIS Case Service Request – Outside Normal Processing Time

If your ‘case received date’ is before the date mentioned above, you should raise a service request with USCIS to check why your case has been delayed. This could mean that your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing.

EAD processing time - Updated Daily
EAD processing time – Updated Daily

How long does it take for EAD to come?

The normal USCIS processing time is mentioned above for each service center.

How do I check the status of my EAD application?

You can use USCIS case status check website to get the status of your EAD application with your USCIS receipt number.

Can I work with approval notice for EAD?

You cannot start working until you have received your EAD card.

How long does it take to get EAD card once approved?

You should receive your card within 5-7 days once the status of your EAD application shows as ‘Card sent for printing’.

EAD processing time Dallas or Phoenix

There are no USCIS service centers named Dallas or Phoenix. You just send your applications to lock-boxes (mail box) located in Dallas and Phoenix. After that, USCIS routes your EAD application to actual service center. Check your receipt number to find which service is processing your application.

EAD Processing Time after RFE

It usually takes 60-90 days to process and approve EAD application after you have submitted RFE response to USCIS. The count starts from day USCIS receives your RFE response.

Make sure your primary visa like H1B (or L) has at-least 6 months of validity before applying for dependent H4 EAD to avoid a certain RFE.

How long does the SSN card take to arrive if applied with EAD application?

The SSN takes about 4 weeks to arrive if your EAD has been approved and you had opted to get SSN with your EAD application.
If not applied with EAD, you have to apply SSN separately after you receive your EAD card.


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   905 Questions & Answers



  1. Kannan
    Kannan 25 Apr, 19 at 8:12 pm

    Anil- my EAD receipt number is WAC1990169997. I read somewhere that digits 6-8 represent working day of particular fiscal year. What does “901”in my receipt number represent? Please advise.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 9:09 pm

      USCIS has started using a new receipt number system where the 901 does not represent the working day. We do not know what it actually means.


      • Kannan
        Kannan 25 Apr, 19 at 10:09 pm

        Thanks


  2. Raghunath
    Raghunath 25 Apr, 19 at 1:47 pm

    Hi Anil,

    Will USCIS send email notification when H4 EAD is approved or do I need to keep checking USCIS Case Status?

    Thank you.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 4:08 pm

      If you have registered on USCIS case status website, you can add your case receipt number there and enable email and text alerts. You will get both email and SMS on mobile as and when a status update happens on your case.


  3. Al
    Al 25 Apr, 19 at 8:41 am

    JFYI, My L2 EAD renewal is done, receipt note date 01 Feb. 2019, at California service center.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 25 Apr, 19 at 10:31 am

      Thanks for sharing your information. I appreciate it.


  4. MR
    MR 24 Apr, 19 at 2:32 pm

    Thanks for this site, i checked it quite a lot while waiting for my EAD.
    I attempted to update my status but it still reflects pending – Just wanted to update that my L2 EAD was approved at California on 18th April, card has been sent. My receipt date was 13th February and I did not use premium processing.


    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 24 Apr, 19 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing your case update. We appreciate it.


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