Current H4 EAD, L2 EAD processing time 2018 – Vermont, Texas, California, Nebraska

Anil Gupta  20 Oct, 18      0  USA

California H4-EAD / L2-EAD 150 days, Vermont H4-EAD / L2-EAD 150 days, Texas H4-EAD / L2-EAD 150 days, Nebraska H4-EAD / L2-EAD 150 days,


CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTEROct 20, 1:15 am CST
  • H4-EAD / L2-EAD

    23 May, 18

    Currently processing applications received on 23 May, 18 (Worst case) – 17 Jul, 18 (Best case)
    Processing Time Today150 days / 5 months

    23 May, 18 – 17 Jul, 18
    150 days / 5 month

VERMONT SERVICE CENTEROct 20, 1:15 am CST
  • H4-EAD / L2-EAD

    14 May, 18

    Currently processing applications received on 14 May, 18 (Worst case) – 09 Jul, 18 (Best case)
    Processing Time Today159 days / 5 months

    14 May, 18 – 09 Jul, 18
    159 days / 5 month

TEXAS SERVICE CENTEROct 20, 1:15 am CST
  • H4-EAD / L2-EAD

    23 May, 18

    Currently processing applications received on 23 May, 18 (Worst case) – 21 Jul, 18 (Best case)
    Processing Time Today150 days / 5 months

    23 May, 18 – 21 Jul, 18
    150 days / 5 month

NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTEROct 20, 1:15 am CST
  • H4-EAD / L2-EAD

    23 May, 18

    Currently processing applications received on 23 May, 18 (Worst case) – 15 Jul, 18 (Best case)
    Processing Time Today150 days / 5 months

    23 May, 18 – 15 Jul, 18
    150 days / 5 month

These processing times are same for H4 EAD and L2 EAD applications (form i-765) at this time. The same time is applicable for NEW and RENEWAL requests. H4-EAD applications filed on or before the ‘Current Processing Date’ are getting processed currently. The ‘Days’ or ‘Months’ is what a standard application is taking. Read days or months individually, not days + months.

H4 EAD, L2 EAD Processing Time Date On or AFTER

Means that USCIS is currently working on cases filed on or after this date.

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 certainly means that your case is taking longer than other similar cases and may be stuck in administrative processing. Example: If Date is 08/01/2017, this means that applications filed before 1 August, 2017 are being processed by that center. It is taking 159 days (or delayed by 159 days) or 5 months to process application.
EAD processing time - Updated Daily
EAD processing time - Updated Daily

How long does it take for EAD to come?

The normal time is 90 days but it can be more depending on the USCIS work load. The current time that each USCIS center is experiencing is noted above.You can submit an inquiry about your H4-EAD 88 (Form I-765) to USCIS, if your case has been pending more than 75 days. 

How do I check the status of my EAD?

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

Can I work with approval notice for EAD?

NO. You cannot. You need the EAD card to start any kind of work.

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’.

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. CSC = California Service Center VSC = Vermont Service Center NSC = Nebraska Service Center TSC = Texas Service Center N.A. = Not Applicable Source: USCIS