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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 AM
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Need help on EAD renewal for my spouse, she is my dependent and we applied I-485 in Nov. 2011. I asked my company lawyer to file EAD renewal application and he is asking $380 filing fee and $200 attorney fee. Do we have to pay any fee for EAD renewal? Is it worth to pay lawyer $200 for the same or can I do it myself?

Also, we will be going to india in October and we are planning to apply EAD renewal by august end . is it ok if she gets new EAD card while we are gone. current EAD card will still be valid when she comes back in oct end (is valid till nov end).thanks for your advice.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:44 AM
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First of all, its really easy to apply online for EAD renewal. Save that $200.00 attorney fee. Or donate to IV instead.
2) Is your spouse working? If so, you would have to renew EAD. I would prefer not to go abroad while the EAD is in process.

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Need help on EAD renewal for my spouse, she is my dependent and we applied I-485 in Nov. 2011. I asked my company lawyer to file EAD renewal application and he is asking $380 filing fee and $200 attorney fee. Do we have to pay any fee for EAD renewal? Is it worth to pay lawyer $200 for the same or can I do it myself?

Also, we will be going to india in October and we are planning to apply EAD renewal by august end . is it ok if she gets new EAD card while we are gone. current EAD card will still be valid when she comes back in oct end (is valid till nov end).thanks for your advice.
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:22 PM
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First of all, its really easy to apply online for EAD renewal. Save that $200.00 attorney fee. Or donate to IV instead.
2) Is your spouse working? If so, you would have to renew EAD. I would prefer not to go abroad while the EAD is in process.
it is better to apply by mail if you want to go to india ...my experience is that when you apply online you will be called for fingerprinting ...also when did you apply for 485 ..filing is free if applied under new rules ..also it is very very easy to apply for ead yourself ..it is one page form - it also depends if your wife is working etc ..if not -and you are not in a hurry ..apply yourself ..
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Old 08-07-2012, 03:24 PM
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I see that you applied for 485 in nov 2011 ..filing should be free ..if rules have not changed ?? does anyone know if it has changed ?
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Need help on EAD renewal for my spouse, she is my dependent and we applied I-485 in Nov. 2011. I asked my company lawyer to file EAD renewal application and he is asking $380 filing fee and $200 attorney fee. Do we have to pay any fee for EAD renewal? Is it worth to pay lawyer $200 for the same or can I do it myself?

Also, we will be going to india in October and we are planning to apply EAD renewal by august end . is it ok if she gets new EAD card while we are gone. current EAD card will still be valid when she comes back in oct end (is valid till nov end).thanks for your advice.
$200 to fill a simple form in simple english language??
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First of all, its really easy to apply online for EAD renewal. Save that $200.00 attorney fee. Or donate to IV instead.
2) Is your spouse working? If so, you would have to renew EAD. I would prefer not to go abroad while the EAD is in process.
yes my spouse is working. the problem with going abroad is that we can wait for one month but we dont know how long EAD renewal is going to take.if it takes 3-4 months, we dont want to wait that long and miss festival season of going to india.
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it is better to apply by mail if you want to go to india ...my experience is that when you apply online you will be called for fingerprinting ...also when did you apply for 485 ..filing is free if applied under new rules ..also it is very very easy to apply for ead yourself ..it is one page form - it also depends if your wife is working etc ..if not -and you are not in a hurry ..apply yourself ..
again, i dont have any problem in applying myself but when my lawyer asked $200, he is not asking that to just fill up a form, he is putting his name behind the application so that if any RFE arises, he would be responsible and he would take care of it. he applied for our I-485 and initail EAD too. I would rather spend $200 rather than apply myself and I would not know what to do if i get RFE on any technical point.

Do you think she will get fingerprinting request even if we apply by mail? why do they call for FP ONLY if u apply online??
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again, i dont have any problem in applying myself but when my lawyer asked $200, he is not asking that to just fill up a form, he is putting his name behind the application so that if any RFE arises, he would be responsible and he would take care of it. he applied for our I-485 and initail EAD too. I would rather spend $200 rather than apply myself and I would not know what to do if i get RFE on any technical point.

Do you think she will get fingerprinting request even if we apply by mail? why do they call for FP ONLY if u apply online??
This is misconception on forums. Why people think if a lawyer has a Big name chances of approval is good? And what is their definition of name? A good looking website ?
Does anyone have any proof that approvals are happening because of names? Has any lawyer said that. We do not think this is true. Claiming something like that could be considered immigration fraud and complaint can be filed against such false claims.

Secondly do we know what percentage get RFE in EAD applications?
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Iot of misconception spread on forums. So you think if a lawyer has a Big name chances of approval is good? And what is your definition of name? A good looking website ?
Do you ave any proof that approvals are happening because of names? Has any lawyer said that. We do not think this is true. Claiming something like that is illegal.

Secondly do you know what percentage get rfe in EAD applications?

There is no argument like a bad one. When you search for a doctor, why dont you take OTC medicine or diagnose yourself. just as you search for a good doctor who specializes in medicine, you would take help from a good attorney. In my case, I am talking about our company attorney who has filed thousands of immigration petitions, dealt with hundreds of RFEs successfully. There is one thing money cant buy PEACE OF MIND. ever seen Master card commercial?
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Default EAD Renewal Timings @ NSC

E Filed on 09/25/2012.
Current EAD Expiring on 11/29/12.

This is my 4th Renewal. All previous renewed cards received in less than two months. This time seems different. Only 10 days Left and will not have DL either to drive..

Opened SR on 11/14/2012.. but no answer...

Any inputs PLEASE?
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