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Old 04-23-2008, 01:51 PM
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Default EAD e-filing experiences (EB) & AP too

Hope this info. will be helpful to some IV visitors: (Edited on 10/16/2008: As a side note, with paper filing, USCIS is more effecient than electronic filing)

Wife's EAD e-filing on Mar 31.
....Naberska (where I145 is filed, myself EB2)
....e-filled form
........#14 and #15 as Spouse/Child of H-1 through H-3
........#16 as ( c )( 09 )( )
........Eligibility Categories Explanatory Text - I485 Applicant
....Fee paid US$340 by Credit Card.
....Got:
........"Confirmation Receipt" PDF, receipt date Mar 31
........"Copy of EAD Application" PDF
........LIN number immediately
....Mailed (certified):
........two photo (Note: I should not have sent it) Editing 10/16/2008, it is wierd, but some people got RFEs for not sending photos
........photocopy of California ID
........photocopy of photo page of passport
........Alongwith "Confirmation Receipt"
........Note: I should have sent photocopy of I485 receipt
USCIS site updated with LIN# Apr 01
Certified Mail received by USCIS on Apr 02 (mail tracking), saw soft LUD on Apr 02
USCIS sent FP notice Biometric (code 2) on Apr 4, received on Apr 8, scheduled for Apr 22
Code 2 biometric done on Apr 22
........Index finger
........This photo is different than photo of I485 (code 3)
............- removal of nose pin mandatory
........Signature
Soft LUD on Apr 22, Apr 23

Hard LUD on May 19: Card production ordered on May 17th in 50 days
Hard LUD on May 21: Approval notice sent

May 24: Received EAD with 1 Yr. validity


Self EAD Renewal e-filing
Followed same procedure as above
While filling form
.... #14 and #15 was H1B
.... Carefully selected USCIS office and where I485 penfing from Drop List - USCIS Nebraska Service center
.... Used receipt date of previous EAD application as date of application for previous EAD
Mailed:
Editing 10/16/2008, it is wierd, but some people got RFEs for not sending photos
.... Confirmation Receipt
.... Photocopy of I485 recept
.... Photocopy of EAD both side
.... Original letter which came with EAD (upper part - for quick processing)
Mid June 2008, paper receipt (from NSC) took over 10 days. It is now taking more time.
FP notice (from MSC, code 2) after two weeks, scheduled in fifth week (in ASC San Jose).
"Card production ordered" after 6 weeks of receipt,
After two days "Approval Notice" sent.
Card received in 47 days.


How to start using EAD with same employer: http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=19586 (Going on EAD - steps)


Paper based EAD filing for post completion OPT
While filling I765 application (Rev. 05/27/08) N
.... #14 and #15 F1 Student
.... #16 (c)(3)(B)
Mailed (07/14) local USCIS office (as told by university):
.... I765 application
.... In an envelope stapled on the top of I765 application
........ Check of US$340 in favor of USCIS
........ Two photographs (With name and I94# on back side)
.... Photocopy of biographic page of Passport and I94 (both side)
.... Photocopy of all I20s
Seems that package is lost in mail (http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=19937 (Paper based EAD application lost in mail)), no trace after two week. Finally it is not lost and got delivered.
Card Production Ordered mail - 8/22
Approval Notice Sent mail - 8/26
Card received - 8/27

Total time 44 days.

=========== URLs used during e-filing===========
Refer to http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...087#post242087

=========== How to see LUD of your case ? ==========
Refer to http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...628#post252628



Example USCIS Screens/Steps during e-filing
From mirchiseth : On the following link you would find screenshots of EAD efiling. I wish I had seen this before as I would have avoided the grave mistake.

http://nixstor.blogspot.com/2008/05/...nline-101.html

Excerpts taken from http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...783#post252783


Refer to issues related to filing at wrong USCIS office
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...978#post252978

How to contact USCIS if computer crashed before printing receipt, or something similar happened:
http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...912#post257912

Some EAD/AP filing question/answer session:http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...864#post258864

Can i work if EAD is not renewed within time discussion http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...ad.php?t=19873 (Can i work if EAD is not renewed within time)


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Paper based EAD Renewal (to be mailed)
.... I765 application
.... In an envelope stapled on the top of I765 application
........ Check of US$340 in favor of USCIS
........ Two photographs (With name and A# on back side)
.... Photocopy of I485 recept
.... Photocopy of EAD both side
.... Original letter which came with last EAD (upper part - for quick processing)

AP renewal e-filing (to be Mailed):
.... Confirmation Page
.... Two pictures with A# on back, put in envelope and staple to confirmation page
.... Copy of I485 Receipt Notice
.... Copy of previous AP
.... Photo Id such as
........ Copy of Biographic Pages of Passport or
........ Copy of DL or
........ Copy of EAD
.... Letter - http://immigrationvoice.org/forum/sh...4&postcount=20

I did paper based AP renewal (myself and my wife, Oct 2008):
.... I131 Application
.... Envelop:
........ Two pictures with name and A# on back
........ $305 check in favor of U.S. Department of Homeland Security, USCIS
.... Copy of I485 Receipt Notice
.... Copy of previous AP
.... Photo Ids (all)
........ Copy of Biographic Pages of Passport and
........ Copy of DL and
........ Copy of EAD
.... A Letter stating reason for AP, expecting delays in GC due to swing in PD, nine years of wait.

1. Priority mail mis-routed to Oakland CA, but luckly re-routed to Nebreska.

2. Received receipt notice in 19 days (wife) and 21 days (self). Bit worried, what happened to my case, but when it came, it was postal delay. USCIS dispatched both on same day.

3. CRIS reported AP sent on 53rd day.

4. Received both APs in less than two months.

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Old 04-23-2008, 02:17 PM
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Hope this info. will be helpful to some IV visitors:

E-filed EAD for my wife on Mar 31.
....Naberska (where I145 is filed, myself EB2)
....e-filled form
........#14 and #15 as Spouse/Child of H-1 through H-3
........#16 as (c)(9)
....Fee paid US$340 by Credit Card.
....Got:
........"Confirmation Receipt" PDF, receipt date Mar 31
........"Copy of EAD Application" PDF
........LIN number immediately
....Mailed (certified):
........two photo
........photocopy of California ID
........photocopy of photo page of passport
........Alongwith "Confirmation Receipt"
USCIS site updated with LIN Apr 01
Mail received on Apr 02 (mail tracking), saw soft LUD on Apr 02
USCIS sent FP notice Biometric (code 2) on Apr 4, received on Apr 8, scheduled for Apr 22
Code 2 biometric done on Apr 22
........Index finger
........This photo is different than photo of I485 (code 3)
............- removal of nose pin mandatory
........Signature
Soft LUD on Apr 22

I'll update further as it progresses.
Thank you Dhundhun, this is very helpful. Could you please post URL for eFiling as well? Is the URL different for TSC?
Thanks again.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:33 PM
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Thank you Dhundhun, this is very helpful. Could you please post URL for eFiling as well? Is the URL different for TSC?
Thanks again.
GCCovet
Navigate for information:
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
....Click on "file online" (Left-bottom side)
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...00d1f1d6a1RCRD
....Click on "Login to Your E-Filing Account" (Right side)

Create new user
URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....need to create a user by clicking on "I am a new user"

e-file
Come back to same URL: URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....Logon proceed with e-filing


The TSC is part of e-filing process

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Old 04-23-2008, 02:40 PM
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This info is pretty useful. Thanks DhunDhun.

BTW is this for EAD renewal or for a new EAD?.

Is there a link from where we can efile for EAD and AP renewal?.

thanks again.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:41 PM
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Mine was e-filed on 3/5, did the biometrics on 3/24 and got the approval email this morning.
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:43 PM
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Default any LUD on pending I485 application?

I will be giving my biometrics for renewal of the EAD pretty soon. I am wondering if after this, there would be any LUD on I485 application?
Let me know what do you see on yours,
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Old 04-23-2008, 02:51 PM
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Default G28 form

For EAD/AP E-Filing, do we need to send new G28 form to change the representation from attorney to self?

Thanks a lot for the info.
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:00 PM
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Pboy,
You asked my question... . Also, how early can we file for our EAD renewal.
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BTW is this for EAD renewal or for a new EAD?.

Is there a link from where we can efile for EAD and AP renewal?.
New EAD, we did not file in Jul last year.

After EAD form was completed, there was option for AP also, if wanted to file concurrently. We did not go ahead with Ap because it is still valid for six months.

The procedure for New EAD and Renewal of EAD seems to be similar (with some differences such as in case of renewal, last EAD photocopy will be used)
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Old 04-23-2008, 03:31 PM
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Pboy,
You asked my question... . Also, how early can we file for our EAD renewal.

EAD renewal can be done 120 days (earlier it was 90 days) prior to its expiry date.

Pros:
If you got EAD during the Surge (Jul 07 time), you may want to file 120 days as nobody knows what the approval time will be.

Cons:
Say you filled just by 120 days remaining, and your EAD is approved, the date on new EAD will start right from when it got approved. (Rough example: say your current EAD is expiring in Sept 1, 2008, you file on May 1 2008 and get approved on 2 July, your new EAD will have From 2 July 08 through 1 July 08). But this is worth the risk. I am going file mine just on 120 days remaining.

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Old 04-23-2008, 03:32 PM
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Navigate for information:
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
....Click on "file online" (Left-bottom side)
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...00d1f1d6a1RCRD
....Click on "Login to Your E-Filing Account" (Right side)

Create new user
URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....need to create a user by clicking on "I am a new user"

e-file
Come back to same URL: URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....Logon proceed with e-filing


The TSC is part of e-filing process
Thank you very much. This is going to be very helpful.
Regards,
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For EAD/AP E-Filing, do we need to send new G28 form to change the representation from attorney to self?
I did not file G28 (lawyer is still representing I485). EAD was filed for wife and in place of "Signature of person preparing form" used myself (Electronic Signature).

AP came to Lawyer. I am not sure about AP and have not done research on that - what happens, if e-filing - where it is mailed.

I also have understanding that G28 is attached to application (which is LIN number in case of Nebreska) - I may be wrong. If application is not attached to G28, all the correspondance will be with person applying.
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I will be giving my biometrics for renewal of the EAD pretty soon. I am wondering if after this, there would be any LUD on I485 application?
Let me know what do you see on yours,
Just after bio there was soft LUD (same day). In case of I485, it was 3rd day.
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Originally Posted by Dhundhun View Post
Hope this info. will be helpful to some IV visitors:

E-filed EAD for my wife on Mar 31.
....Naberska (where I145 is filed, myself EB2)
....e-filled form
........#14 and #15 as Spouse/Child of H-1 through H-3
........#16 as (c)(9)
....Fee paid US$340 by Credit Card.
....Got:
........"Confirmation Receipt" PDF, receipt date Mar 31
........"Copy of EAD Application" PDF
........LIN number immediately
....Mailed (certified):
........two photo
........photocopy of California ID
........photocopy of photo page of passport
........Alongwith "Confirmation Receipt"
USCIS site updated with LIN Apr 01
Mail received on Apr 02 (mail tracking), saw soft LUD on Apr 02
USCIS sent FP notice Biometric (code 2) on Apr 4, received on Apr 8, scheduled for Apr 22
Code 2 biometric done on Apr 22
........Index finger
........This photo is different than photo of I485 (code 3)
............- removal of nose pin mandatory
........Signature
Soft LUD on Apr 22, Apr 23

I'll update further as it progresses.

========== URLs ===========
Navigate for information:
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis
....Click on "file online" (Left-bottom side)
URL: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/usc...00d1f1d6a1RCRD
....Click on "Login to Your E-Filing Account" (Right side)

Create new user
URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....need to create a user by clicking on "I am a new user"

e-file
Come back to same URL: URL: https://efiling.uscis.dhs.gov/efile/
....Logon proceed with e-filing


Did it tell you what supporting documents to send before you completed your efile? Amy attorney is telling me that I do not require any supporting docs? thank you
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I 140 approved DEC 06 TSC
I485/ EAD received at NSC June 28th
Trs to TSC and received on July 2,07
RD July 2
ND Aug 20
EAD approved Aug 25th
EAD card arrived 8/30/07
FP appointment 9/14/ 07
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