Discuss banty's H4 EAD USCIS Case

H4 EAD case: Approved in 75 days (25 days less than average)
India
renewal
Nebraska
paper-based
12 Mar 2017
16 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017
LIN171******
no
approved
26 May 2017
25 May 2017
02 Jun 2017
75 days
04 Apr 2017
03 Jun 2017
New Card Is Being Produced on May-25th. H4 is approved on 26th may. EAD case status is approved on 26th may. Card received on June 2nd.


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Posted by banty
05 Apr 2017 #1
not even a single case approval on EAD case in April month. ??
Posted by arnavmote
05 Apr 2017 #2
@banty What is the expiration date of your H4 EAD ?
Posted by banty
05 Apr 2017 #3
after 2 months
Posted by banty
06 Apr 2017 #4
not a single H4 or EAD approval from Nebraska center in April
Posted by banty
25 Apr 2017 #5
expecting h4/EAD somewhere near to end of may motnh.
Posted by ashish2119
11 May 2017 #6
I applied for expediting the request as I am on forced leave .... they rejected it and told me that because of back log they are not expediting any EAD approvals ... when they stopped premium processing they clearly said expedite request would still be open ..
Posted by Anur1
11 May 2017 #7
I am also on forced leave since apr 20. If I don't get my ead with in two weeks, I have to quit my job. don't know what to do.
Posted by ashish2119
11 May 2017 #8
I read on the forums that a lot of people got their cases expedited citing that (and rightly so) as a reason to expedite. But this time it seems USCIS has different plans. @Anur1 did you try to expedite your case ?
Posted by Anur1
11 May 2017 #9
I raised the SR two weeks back, still there is no moment.
Posted by Anur1
11 May 2017 #10
When did you expedite your case?
Posted by rarekat
11 May 2017 #11
Raising an SR when you reach the 75 day window should have an effect. You may try to do it at that time.
Posted by ashish2119
11 May 2017 #12
I did on 5.21....they assigned today ...and closed it today
Posted by ashish2119
11 May 2017 #13
I meant 4.21. Took 20 days for assignment
Posted by Anur1
11 May 2017 #14
Is it applied with h1b premium or standalone ead?
Posted by ashish2119
11 May 2017 #15
All 3 together
Posted by minibud4u
11 May 2017 #16
How do you expedite the process and what would be the reason for it.
Also, I dont see SR for I765. Where to submit SR?
Posted by banty
12 May 2017 #17
@ ashish2119 so what was the outcome of raising SR ? they closed without any action ? or you got your case approved ?
Posted by Anur1
12 May 2017 #18
My SR is currently not assigned for processing.
Posted by ashish2119
12 May 2017 #19
@banty it was declined .. they said they are not expediting because of backlogs...
Posted by ashish2119
12 May 2017 #20
what worries me is the fact ..when EAD was launched in 2015 they had stopped premium processing for 1 month ... and they thought that's good enough to process EAD's ...which were for a big population... but now I have seen only a few approvals till now ... i think they are done with H1's ..so not sure when will they process
Posted by arnavmote
17 May 2017 #21
@Banty any update? what if at least H4 don't get approved before expire date ? Should we leave US till we get approval ? I guess so or is there any time period to wait as we have receipt number ?
Posted by banty
17 May 2017 #22
@arnavmote For H1 and H4 holders they can stay up to 240 days in USA from the expiry of their visa (H1 or H4) while their case is pending with uscis.
Posted by Anur1
17 May 2017 #23
Any update on your h4 and h4 ead?
Posted by ashish2119
17 May 2017 #24
@arav for h4 there is nothing like 240 days ... you can stay in the country until its pending .....

@Anur1 ... Did you raise a SR ?
Posted by banty
17 May 2017 #25
H4 and EAD case still pending. For H1 240 days limit is there, may be not for H4. The only people stuck up on H4/EAD are those whose H1 got approved in March. but now again uscis is processing H1,H4 and EAD all of them together.
Posted by Anur1
17 May 2017 #26
Yes,I have raised the SR on may 1st, still it's not assigned for processing.
Posted by rarekat
17 May 2017 #27
@Anur1 So, they let you raise an SR before the 75 day period?
Posted by Anur1
17 May 2017 #28
Yes.
Posted by ashish2119
17 May 2017 #29
I think we need to some how get together and make a case for processing eads before we loose jobs... Like writing an email...that 90 days is fine...but since there is no automatic extension ...they should consider expiry dates...calls for a petition.... or get in touch with ACLU ... something which gets attention...
Posted by banty
18 May 2017 #30
yes, agree.
Posted by ashish2119
18 May 2017 #31
I can draft the letter ,,, we can then send to service center emails ... suggestions ??/
Posted by spojo
19 May 2017 #32
ashish2119:

Please draft the letter atleast we would try from our end. Im in the verge of loosing my job
Posted by ashish2119
19 May 2017 #33
I don't think its going to help ... from a few people who have raised SR's or reached out to the congressman .. almost all I have seen here are denied .. they are being denied even after articulating that they have jobs ... and they are going to loose them... so clearly loosing ones job is not a criteria big enough to warrant expedite processing ....or makes USCIS concerned and they prioritize... Its as if they have a plan and they will start processing based on it only... There is a teleconference on 06/08 where in we can ask ... hopefully we get before that ...
Posted by kk0239
21 May 2017 #34
ashish2119- hello, may i know what is this 06/08 teleconference that you mentioned?
Posted by kk0239
21 May 2017 #35
@ashish2119- hello, may i know what is this 06/08 teleconference that you mentioned?
Posted by ashish2119
22 May 2017 #36
@kk0239
: Nebraska Service Center Schedules Teleconference on Issues Related to Business/Employment Proceedings 06/08/2017 10:00 AM (CST)

This teleconference is not a venue for case specific inquiries, questions relating to overall USCIS policy, or questions regarding forms or processes of offices other than NSC. The teleconference will discuss generally the following subjects which are handled by the NSC.
* Premium Processing
* I-140
* I-129 extensions
* I-539
* I-360
* I-485 EB
* I-765 riding with EB I-485
* I-131 riding with EB I-485
* I-824 as appropriate
* Waivers as appropriate
Call-in information will be provided the week of June 5. No reservation is required.
Posted by India1124
22 May 2017 #37
Do let us know , once the Call-in-information is available. Thanks.
Posted by ashish2119
24 May 2017 #38
@banty is your number 17129 or 17130 ?
Posted by Anur1
25 May 2017 #39
@banty congratulations.
Did you raise a SR?
Posted by banty
25 May 2017 #40
nopes as its < 75 days
Posted by din08
25 May 2017 #41
@banty - congrats.
Posted by banty
25 May 2017 #42
thanks, i feel now they have started picking up march PP cases, from last 2-3 days .
Posted by H4EAD2020
25 May 2017 #43
Congrates banty.
Posted by arnavmote
25 May 2017 #44
@Banty long wait finally over for you...Congratulations....that too on long weekend...enjoy the weekend ...;-)
Posted by ashish2119
25 May 2017 #45
@banty Congrats Dood ! ... Njoy ....

so is urs 17129 or 17130 range ?
Posted by banty
25 May 2017 #46
@arnavmote Thanks, yes if you remembered I calculated approval around June first week. so may be approval somewhere next week.
@ashish2119 Thanks, earlier I replied on your H4 case, its 130 range
Posted by banty
25 May 2017 #47
@H4EADNBSKA thanks,
Posted by arnav1234
25 May 2017 #48
@banty...is your case approved ? Can you share the first 10 of your receipt number
Posted by h4eadCheck
25 May 2017 #49
Congrats @banty.
Posted by achillestroy
25 May 2017 #50
Great news.. Congrats banty
Posted by banty
26 May 2017 #51
Thanks @ h4eadCheck @achillestroy , one of my friend also received H4,EAD last week and he applied around first of march. looks like they have started picking up march cases.
Lets see how long it takes to move from "card being produced" to approval and card sent. H4 is still stuck at "case received" that's sort of weird.
Posted by banty
26 May 2017 #52
@arnav1234 your profile looks strange, no cases against your profile....
Posted by Anur1
26 May 2017 #53
I have raised the SR two days back, it was assigned to officer yesterday. Just now I got the reply from uscis saying as they need additional 60 days to process the application.
Posted by ashish2119
26 May 2017 #54
Did u call them ...as to what are the reasons ? ...How long till your current one expires ??
Posted by Anur1
26 May 2017 #55
I called them and asked to raise the enquiry about my h4 ead, because it has already passed 75 days. Mine was expired on Apr 20th.
Posted by Anur1
26 May 2017 #56
I am in the edge of losing the current job.
Posted by ashish2119
26 May 2017 #57
No .. i was asking that when they told you 60 more days ... did u call them back and told them that you are going to loose your job ? what did they told u then ?
Posted by h4eadCheck
03 Jun 2017 #58
Hey have you got approval/EAD card in mail? How long it took after status change in site?

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