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Default Imp Update: Savings over $6000 (Act Immly)

Folks...This is not another Motley Fools Newsletter that promises $1 Million for $100 you invest. This is reality.. Something Green you can lay hands on....and spend it for buying your darling son his favorite bike or diamond ear rings for your lovely wife or a new HDTV system to your living room.

Read below and find it yourselves

A) What does it cost for average family of 3 for EAD and AP renewals?
EAD Renewal Fees Form I-765 - $340
AP - Renewal - $305
Document Mailing/Correspondence - $ 30
Photographs cost - $24
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Total per person - $699
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For 3 years, $2097/ person
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For 3 applicants in a family - $6291
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Driving Fees Renewal 3 times - $120 per family
If you have a foreign-born son/ daughter - add another $915 for the AP Document fees
New I-9 forms to employer and all other mess $10
Time to do all the document prep work for 3 years - at least 4 hours. For consultants 4 hours is something like $250 income.


B) Contrast this with the effort to participate in the IV Campaign..
Time that will take to write these letters - 30 minutes
Stamp and Envelope Cost - $2


Which is better? Red or Green. Do the math yourselves and see the truth.

Finish the letter and post this weekend itself.... Don't give away your hard earned money to some agency which devised a rule when GCs were coming within 8 months of filing I-485. Let us fight and fix such rules..

Campaign Link http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=16506 (Massive IV campaign for Administrative fixes)
Tracking Link http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=16595 (Tracker: campaign for Administrative fixes:)
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:13 PM
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Great post. Timely too since, most of us here, need to renew EADs/APs soon; keeping the typical 3-4 months of USCIS delay in mind.
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makes sense to me..
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The contrast correct, however the math behind is slightly wrong:

Special Instructions :

If you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on July 30, 2007, or after, then no fee is required to file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-765 concurrently with your I-485, or you may submit the I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence of the filing of an I-485.

You may be eligible to file this form electronically. Please see the related link "Introduction to Electronic Filing" for more information.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0048f3d6a1RCRD

So regardless of number of years a family of 3 upon next renewal will pay $2099 (which is still a huge number compares to $2 ) once and for all. That's why USCIS thinks it a good business alternative to give out 3 year EAD/AP so that they can cut cost. At the end of the day this change if implemented will be mutually beneficial.


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Originally Posted by vamsi_poondla View Post
Folks...This is not another Motley Fools Newsletter that promises $1 Million for $100 you invest. This is reality.. Something Green you can lay hands on....and spend it for buying your darling son his favorite bike or diamond ear rings for your lovely wife or a new HDTV system to your living room.

Read below and find it yourselves

A) What does it cost for average family of 3 for EAD and AP renewals?
EAD Renewal Fees Form I-765 - $340
AP - Renewal - $305
Document Mailing/Correspondence - $ 30
Photographs cost - $24
------------------------------------------
Total per person - $699
------------------------------------------
For 3 years, $2097/ person
------------------------------------------
For 3 applicants in a family - $6291
------------------------------------------
Driving Fees Renewal 3 times - $120 per family
If you have a foreign-born son/ daughter - add another $915 for the AP Document fees
New I-9 forms to employer and all other mess $10
Time to do all the document prep work for 3 years - at least 4 hours. For consultants 4 hours is something like $250 income.


B) Contrast this with the effort to participate in the IV Campaign..
Time that will take to write these letters - 30 minutes
Stamp and Envelope Cost - $2


Which is better? Red or Green. Do the math yourselves and see the truth.

Finish the letter and post this weekend itself.... Don't give away your hard earned money to some agency which devised a rule when GCs were coming within 8 months of filing I-485. Let us fight and fix such rules..

Campaign Link http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=16506 (Massive IV campaign for Administrative fixes)
Tracking Link http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=16595 (Tracker: campaign for Administrative fixes:)
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Looks like a good deal to me:-)
I am about to complete writing my letter, and it will be out by this weekend.
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Thank you for correcting. I was under the impression that most of the folks were pre-July 2007 filers (retro effective fees until Aug 17th ruling given by CIS). So I thought all impacted by June and July bulletins will be paying a lot without the admin fixes. And the whole hassle of renewals every year. Just cant imagine that we are in a developed country with such silly rules and all. This country needs immigrants now more than ever...People like us who can act, change and move things in a pragmatic way...

Like you said...$2 is many times cheaper even if it is combo filing according to new fees. Let us not procrastinate further...this weekend, let us complete the letter and mail it.

All, please act...time is the essence.


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The contrast correct, however the math behind is slightly wrong:

Special Instructions :

If you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on July 30, 2007, or after, then no fee is required to file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-765 concurrently with your I-485, or you may submit the I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence of the filing of an I-485.

You may be eligible to file this form electronically. Please see the related link "Introduction to Electronic Filing" for more information.

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...0048f3d6a1RCRD

So regardless of number of years a family of 3 upon next renewal will pay $2099 (which is still a huge number compares to $2 ) once and for all. That's why USCIS thinks it a good business alternative to give out 3 year EAD/AP so that they can cut cost. At the end of the day this change if implemented will be mutually beneficial.
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I sent out my letter to the prez (and the IV copy) last week. The ones who are lurking here right now without having done that yet: you have no excuse. At a minimum, it will cost you first class postage, a print out of the contents, a sign at the bottom and a trip to the mailbox. If you feel lazy about it, shame on you. If you think it will not make a difference, think again. Not only you are wrong, you have no idea by how much. If you open your mind a bit and send me a PM, I will send you personal anecdotes on how it made a difference for individuals and that too when it was not even part of a concerted effort like this.
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I wrote two copies of handwritten letters. I will mail them tomorrow. Now I can bash all fence sitters with no guilt :-) Kidding.

Folks, please resolve to write the letter at least today Dr. MLK's Birthday. He fought for civil rights and we are fighting for human rights...well not really but still a serious issue for over half million future Americans (or parents of Americans)
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What about others?

Ready to file your EAD/AP renewal?
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