Immigration Voice - Forums
Register Get Involved Contact Lawmakers Advocacy Discussion Image Image Image Image

Go Back   Immigration Voice > I-485, EAD/AP application, renewal and related > Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP
Click to log in with Facebook
Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP. Comparison between keeping H1 versus forfeiting H1 and using EAD/AP after 485 filing.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2012, 09:46 AM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Category
:
N/A
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
Processing Stage
:
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 1
crazykrans is on a distinguished road
Default EAD renewal under processing -taking leave at work to avoid termination

Hi,
My EAD is expiring on 11/14, H1B expired several years ago. Renewal was applied in 1st week of Sep 2012. There was an RFE (new photographs required) which I responded promptly on 10/24. USCIS received response same day and reviewing it. At this time I'm not sure I will get my EAD approved by 11/14. I'm travelling to India on 11/21 since I have a valid AP.

here are my questions -
1. I know I can't work beyond 11/14 if I don't have renewed EAD by then. Can I go on leave from just a day before at work until I receive my EAD. Technically if you are on leave employer cannot terminate you. Are there any consequences with this approach? Renewed EADs are usually backdated to start the new validity period from date of previous expiry.

2. Lets say EAD is not renewed by the time I return to US, can I say I'm not working but on vacation at the port of entry. Do they even care if I'm working or not. What if they ask for my EAD ( I will have my expired EAD with me)

3. Lets say if my renewed EAD is approved while I'm in India, do you suggest I have my new EAD sent to India so I can carry it with me on my return to US.

Thanks,
KT
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2012, 09:57 AM
Donor
Priority Date
:
May-03
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 124
Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold Cheran is a splendid one to behold
Default Pay with Expired EAD

Quote:
Originally Posted by crazykrans View Post
Hi,
My EAD is expiring on 11/14, H1B expired several years ago. Renewal was applied in 1st week of Sep 2012. There was an RFE (new photographs required) which I responded promptly on 10/24. USCIS received response same day and reviewing it. At this time I'm not sure I will get my EAD approved by 11/14. I'm travelling to India on 11/21 since I have a valid AP.

here are my questions -
1. I know I can't work beyond 11/14 if I don't have renewed EAD by then. Can I go on leave from just a day before at work until I receive my EAD. Technically if you are on leave employer cannot terminate you. Are there any consequences with this approach? Renewed EADs are usually backdated to start the new validity period from date of previous expiry.

2. Lets say EAD is not renewed by the time I return to US, can I say I'm not working but on vacation at the port of entry. Do they even care if I'm working or not. What if they ask for my EAD ( I will have my expired EAD with me)

3. Lets say if my renewed EAD is approved while I'm in India, do you suggest I have my new EAD sent to India so I can carry it with me on my return to US.

Thanks,
KT
When I had similar issue, the question was whether you can be paid with expired EAD? So going on Vacation might not work, but please check.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Junior Member
Priority Date
:
Dec-04
Category
:
EB3
I140 Mailed Date
:
Chargeability
:
India
Processing Stage
:
I-485
I485 Mailed Date
:
Compare
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9
amaran18 is on a distinguished road
Default

Try contacting your local Senator. I was in a similar situation couple of years back and the Senator's office helped me out.
Bookmark and Share Compare Reply With Quote


Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to avoid taking fingerprint and photo? zhl Receipt tracker of 485, EAD and AP applications 2 08-14-2012 11:49 AM
How long is AP renewal taking these days? paraphrase Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 245 09-14-2010 10:14 AM
Which is better Leave of Absence of Termination saurin Immigrant Visa 11 02-10-2010 02:26 PM
How long is AP renewal taking these days? gotgc? Travel out of country and re-entry during/after 485 filing 1 02-01-2010 04:39 PM
Avoid negative effects on your processing times Lasantha Self-filing, documents, forms, directions, mailing. 2 12-24-2007 08:33 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:29 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
(c)ImmigrationVoice.org