Discuss slammm's H4 EAD USCIS Case

H4 EAD case: Approved in 146 days (-45 days more than average)
India
renewal
Texas
paper-based
05 Feb 2020
07 Feb 2020
11 Feb 2020
no
approved
30 Jun 2020
26 Jun 2020
24 Jul 2020
146 days
05 Jun 2020
25 Jul 2020
Submitted along with H1 PP & H4 extension. H1 approved after RFE. Biometrics completed on Feb 25 and status updated on H4. Still waiting for H4 & H4 EAD. Update: Got the EAD on 07/24


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Posted by JRRS
28 Jun 2020 #1
Hi, Congrats for your approval. Did you expedite your case ?
Posted by slammm
28 Jun 2020 #2
Thanks. Tried expediting in May, but was denied as H4 was not approved. So expedited H4 but that is still not approved. Also got the help from congressman. Recently expedited it thru Ombudsman. Not sure which helped. Also h4 is not approved. Not sure when H4 will be approved.
Posted by tithu
30 Jun 2020 #3
Hi, Is your H4 approved or only H4EAD got approved. Can you work if H4 is not approved?
Posted by slammm
30 Jun 2020 #4
Yes. H4 got approved yesterday. Have to wait for the card nd approval notice now.
Posted by tithu
30 Jun 2020 #5
that is awesome. My receive date is Feb10th keeping my fingers crossed
Posted by tithu
30 Jun 2020 #6
that is awesome. My receive date is Feb10th keeping my fingers crossed
Posted by DA0306
01 Jul 2020 #7
@slamm can you pls help me more information about expediting your case...mine was applied on Dec 5th, no approval as of now and I have already lost my job...
Posted by slammm
01 Jul 2020 #8
To expedite the case, Call the USCIS customer service center and ask them to expedite the case. They will open a SR and you have to send documents to the email that will be sent to you. As you have already lost ur job, use this as the reason and add additional documentation.
Also if you case is past the receipt date for case inquiry, open a SR Online.
Posted by ForH4EAD23
06 Jul 2020 #9
Hi
could you please let me know what are the documents asked for H4 expedite as my H4 EAD expedite was denied saying H4 was not approved. I would like to expedite H4 and see.
Could you also let me know which congressman did you reach out to as I see two senators and one representative and the process used. Thank you in advance
Posted by ForH4EAD23
06 Jul 2020 #10
Hi
could you please let me know what are the documents asked for H4 expedite as my H4 EAD expedite was denied saying H4 was not approved. I would like to expedite H4 and see.
Could you also let me know which congressman did you reach out to as I see two senators and one representative and the process used. Thank you in advance
Posted by slammm
06 Jul 2020 #11
I also got my H4 ead expedite request denied. Only after that I expedited my H4. You can use the same documentation used for Ead expedite request. I used the same documentation.

Regarding the congressman, I reached out my local senator. They had a site which had link for case assistance. Check out the site for ur local senator. They might have more details in their site on how to reach out to them.
Posted by hgowd
08 Jul 2020 #12
@slammm will you let us know when your card is mailed? My card was ordered on 06/22 but haven't received it yet (not even mailed yet).
Posted by slammm
08 Jul 2020 #13
@Hgowd. Sure will do. Not sure when the card will be delivered.
Posted by vishnukkumar
15 Jul 2020 #14
did anyone try to reach customer care and heard the agent say "Card not sent to production yet" and have received their card recently. I am a bit concerned on that because last week one agent said it was sent. i tried to reach them today , when the agent said it hasn't been sent.
Posted by slammm
15 Jul 2020 #15
No. I haven't reached customer care. When did u get ur card produced update? I could see only ppl with date of 6/23 or before getting the card mailed status. I am still waiting for mine.
Posted by vishnukkumar
15 Jul 2020 #16
on the site the status changed to "new card being produced " on the 24 th. i got the approval notice by mail as well.
Posted by slammm
15 Jul 2020 #17
Based on the other's update in this forum, you should get the card mailed status update by today.
I also got the approval notice but the EAD card is still not changed to card mailed status.
Posted by vishnukkumar
15 Jul 2020 #18
My status now got updated to "Card Was Mailed to Me"
Posted by slammm
15 Jul 2020 #19
That's great. Hope you get it soon.
Posted by puns.jash
15 Jul 2020 #20
Hi Slammm

Was your H4 EAD approved before H4 ? My wife got H4 approved on 07/13 but still awaiting update on H4 EAD.

Not sure should we wait or open a expedite request for H4 EAD ?

Thanks
Posted by ForH4EAD23
16 Jul 2020 #21
Can I know after you expedited your H4 and rasised request with congressman within how many days your H4EAD was approved?
Posted by slammm
16 Jul 2020 #22
@puns.jash Yes. My H4EAD was approved first on 06/26 and H4 was approved later on 06/30.

Expedite the request or open a SR if date is beyond procesing date.
Posted by slammm
16 Jul 2020 #23
Expedited H4EAD on 05/13 but was denied as H4 was not approved.
Expedited thru congressman and they reached out to uscis on 5/19.
Expedited H4 on 6/1.
Reached out to Ombudsman on 06/12 and they reached out to uscis on 06/19.
Finally got approval on 06/26, so cannot point out which helped out. Try out all options.
Posted by puns.jash
17 Jul 2020 #24
Thanks for your inputs
Posted by puns.jash
17 Jul 2020 #25
Thanks for your inputs
Posted by ForH4EAD23
19 Jul 2020 #26
Thank you for all your inputs. In the form sent by senate I see a section for beneficiary information so do we enter the H1 applicant details and priority date in that section?? I also see question: Is prospective immigrant in USA? is it about H1 applicant.
Posted by slammm
20 Jul 2020 #27
@ForH4EAD23 The beneficiary information should be for H4 applicant.
Posted by RN178
21 Jul 2020 #28
Did you receive your approval notice? Mine was approved on July 7th and still haven
Posted by ForH4EAD23
21 Jul 2020 #29
Thank you for all the above information. It really helped.
Posted by ForH4EAD23
21 Jul 2020 #30
Can I know when was your expedite request approved. how long did it take for EAD to get approved after expediting. Did you receive the approval notice and EAD card??
Posted by Dita26
24 Jul 2020 #31
Can you please share what documents did you share to expedite the case? Only Job loss document or anything else? Appreciate any help/advice
Posted by slammm
25 Jul 2020 #32
The job loss document and I had few medical bills. I submitted the expedite request with both of them.
Posted by Dita26
25 Jul 2020 #33
Thank you for ur response.
Posted by Dita26
25 Jul 2020 #34
Thank you for ur response.
Posted by ForH4EAD23
25 Jul 2020 #35
Can I know when was your expedite request approved. how long did it take for EAD to get approved after expediting?
Posted by ForH4EAD23
25 Jul 2020 #36
Can I know when was your expedite request approved. how long did it take for EAD to get approved after expediting?
Posted by ForH4EAD23
25 Jul 2020 #37
Can I know when was your expedite request approved. how long did it take for EAD to get approved after expediting?
Posted by siren7075
28 Jul 2020 #38
Congrats!! Looks like your approval date is later than card producing date. May I know what's the start date on EAD card?
Posted by Dita26
29 Jul 2020 #39
Hi,
As per the timelines you mentioned here in ur post
{Expedited H4 on 6/1.
Reached out to Ombudsman on 06/12}

Did you expedite your EAD with USCIS after your H4 expedite request on 6/1?
Also what documents do we need to submit to Ombudsman for expediting case? I see they have mentioned we need to submit all evidence or information regarding the efforts taken to first resolve the issue with USCIS.

Really appreciate ur help
Posted by Dita26
29 Jul 2020 #40
Hi,
As per the timelines you mentioned here in ur post
{Expedited H4 on 6/1.
Reached out to Ombudsman on 06/12}

Did you expedite your EAD with USCIS after your H4 expedite request on 6/1?
Also what documents do we need to submit to Ombudsman for expediting case? I see they have mentioned we need to submit all evidence or information regarding the efforts taken to first resolve the issue with USCIS.

Really appreciate ur help
Posted by slammm
30 Jul 2020 #41
@siren7075. The start date of the card was next day of my previous EAD. Although it was approved later but got the dates as per my h4 approval.
Posted by slammm
30 Jul 2020 #42
@Dita26. No I did not expedite EAD after my expedite request for H4. H4 expedite was not approved. Only received an email saying the "The documentation submitted meets the requirements for expedited processing of your application. You should receive a decision or notice of further action within 45 days." But when I checked with customer care the agent mentioned that the expedite has not been approved yet. Only after review it will be approved.

For Ombudsman, I used the same documentation used for H4 expedite request. Submit the online form with your documentation, if they need additional evidence they will reach out to you.

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