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

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  21 May, 19
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EAD processing time - Updated Daily
EAD processing time - Updated Daily

USCIS EAD Processing Time

H4 EAD processing time 1 month at Vermont to 5 month at California service center.

i485 EAD processing time is 2 to 6 month at National benefits center.

How long does it take for EAD to come? The answer is the processing time vary for EAD applications filed on form i-765 for different types of employment authorizations.

The most recent EAD approval found using data from user driven online forums are merged with USCIS official data to give you a reliable average EAD processing time.

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NumberReceiptStatus
Pending  Approved  RFE,   Denied  Your case  Verified Status 

CALIFORNIAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
I-485 pending EADWAC19098***** / 22 Feb, 19
2 month 28 days
20 Dec, 18
5 month 2 days
Haiti extensionWAC18061***** / 29 Dec, 17
1 year 4 month
13 May, 17
2 year
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / OthersWAC19099***** / 25 Feb, 19
2 month 25 days
20 Dec, 18
5 month 2 days
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST


VERMONTApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Approved, concurrently filed, I-821D EADEAC19019***** / 26 Oct, 18
6 month 27 days
03 Jul, 18
10 month 22 days
I-485 pending EADEAC19098***** / 24 Feb, 19
2 month 26 days
13 Nov, 18
6 month 9 days
TPS for El Salvador EADEAC19021***** / 30 Oct, 18
6 month 23 days
03 Jul, 18
10 month 22 days
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / OthersEAC19138***** / 19 Apr, 19
1 month 2 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST


TEXASApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Pending Asylum EAD19098***** / 23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
I-485 pending EAD19098***** / 23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / Others19098***** / 23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST


NEBRASKAApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]LIN19122***** / 28 Mar, 19
1 month 24 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Pending Asylum EADLIN19121***** / 27 Mar, 19
1 month 25 days
01 Mar, 19
2 month 21 days
I-485 pending EADLIN19120***** / 26 Mar, 19
1 month 26 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / OthersLIN19122***** / 28 Mar, 19
1 month 24 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST


POTOMACApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
F-1 OPT EAD (Pre-Completion, Post-completion, STEM) - C(3)YSC19098***** / 23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Pending Asylum EADYSC19123***** / 29 Mar, 19
1 month 23 days
23 Feb, 19
2 month 27 days
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / OthersYSC19098***** / 24 Feb, 19
2 month 26 days
22 Dec, 18
5 month
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST


NATIONAL BENEFITSApproved Case Receipt DateUSCIS Service Request
I-485 pending EAD19079***** / 25 Jan, 19
3 month 26 days
28 Oct, 18
6 month 25 days
H4-EAD / L2-EAD / J2 / Others18246***** / 24 Sep, 18
7 month 29 days
20 Jun, 18
11 month 5 days
Updated: 18:16 CST Next Update: 21:16 CST



Raise USCIS Case Service Request

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.

USCIS allows you to ask for status update if your case is taking more than other cases and they call it ‘outside normal processing time’.

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

EAD Card Delivery Time

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

Your EAD is approved if your application status shows as new Card is Being Produced Meaning on USCIS website.

You cannot start working until you have received your EAD card. Card is delivered by USPS regular mail in your mailbox.

Make sure that you write your apartment number on i765 form correctly to avoid delivery issues later.

SSN Card Time After EAD Approval

The SSN card takes 4 to 6 weeks to arrive after your EAD approval. You should have selected the SSN option on form I765 for automatic SSN application.

If not applied with EAD, you have to apply SSN separately after you receive your EAD card.
If SSN card is taking more time than 6 weeks, you can visit your local SSN office and apply a new SSD card yourself.

SSN office will be able to see if there is any existing pending application for you before applying a new one.

SSN is required to start working and get paid legally. Your ITIN may or may not be accepted by the employer.

Automatic EAD 180 Day Extension

USCIS has officially allowed many EADs categories to keep working if their current one expires and their extension application is pending.

You can apply for EAD extension 180 days before its expiry.

Example:

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.





Recent discussion on forum

  1. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @anand_win
    The numbers are picked up from forums and other sites where users have shared it.

    Sometimes, when the user has not shared any number or just a part of the receipt number, our service tries to find the best receipt number based on other data like the receipt date and service center just to give users an idea about what the number may be.

    This feature is new and currently in beta testing and you may notice some issues. Thanks for understanding.


  2. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Sure. I appreciate your feedback.
    We will certainly make changes to the service based on your inputs

    The service is still new and may not be 100% correct. Its developed by volunteers.

    I appreciate your patience.


  3. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @Priyanka

    You can expect your i485 pending EAD by June 2019 end.
    Do let us know when it is approved to help other users get an idea too.


  4. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Thanks @stforner for sharing. We will check and update manually.


  5. Anil.Gupta
    Anil.Gupta

    Hi @pmaladi
    There is no need to worry. Not all H4 EAD applications are processed at same time. You will get approval soon.


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