I had applied for an EAD for a L2 Visa. Although I entered the information correctly, USCIS rejected the application stating that I applied under a wrong category. I called them multiple times to explain this and there was no proper response. Some even suggested me to reapply and start all over again. I sent a mail to Rajiv and he suggested contacting the local Congressman's office. I explained these details to a member of my local congressman's office and she was able to contact USCIS and get the EAD approved.
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My wife and I visited the Hartford office on 4th March 2004 to get an Interim EAD issued. We filed for an extension on November12 th 2003 and as of the visit date it was still not approved.
Total processing time was about 3 hours. Interim EAD was issued for 2 months.
Went around 9:30 am, approximate wait time 45 mins, the lady on the window asked for the notice of action for the actual EAD renewal filed and the new form I-765. Submitted the form, she told the notice will be mailed to you and it might take 30 days to get notice.
My EAD renewal application was sent to VSC on November 24. Today February 23rd is the 91st day with the application pending. I went to the local office - Atlanta where I currently reside at 7:00AM. After I got into the office, proceeded to the information desk, the officer asked for the receipt and new filled out application form. After two hours, a lady officer called my name, asked what is my basis for EAD. I said it was based on I485 pending and gave her a copy of 485 receipt. After another two hours, I was called into another room and take picture right away.
I filed my EAD in 11/2003 to Vermont and after 80days (stated in my I-765 for proceesing time), I called USCIS and they told me to go to a local INS office for a interim EAD on the 90 days post my I-765 notice date. So, on the 88days, I went to the local USCIS office (Cherry Hill, NJ) with my I-765 notice. After 4 hours waiting, I got my interim EAD (with 6 month expiration date). The USCIS officer took me an photo and finger print.
I applied for EAD on September 17, 2003. After 90 days I did not get the EAD approved from VT. I went to the local office in Arlington on January 8, 2004. They gave me a date to come back for the issuance of an interim EAD which was February 18, 2004. On February 3, 2004 VT approved my EAD without me having to go to local for the interim.
Was the 90th or 91st day of EAD renewal pendig at the Vermont Service Center.No lines, no waiting, total 25 minutes.
*opens at 7 am. * Bio-meteric center is in different building than USCIS office. * 15 people in queue at 8:30 * Took 30 mins to get Ticket number. * Took 45 mins to get to window. * 30-45 mins to validate * 45 mins for EAD ( photo , printing) They asked for reciept. Was surprised to see that even after calling national call center address was not changed nor by sending AR11. Wasted other day in queue ...
I had filed for EAD during the last week of Oct'2003 for my wife and myself. After 90 days I called Hartford, CT office for Interim EAD they told me to come after 104 days of Receipt Date because after 90 days period I have to wait 15 more days (they believe web status may not be correct in some cases and one will have to wait for 15 days for Card issue and postal delay)
I went for my iEAD recently at the district office in Jacksonville. It is best to make appointments online as only 20 people are allowed without appointments. Documents required were passport, driver's license, appointment printout, and I765 receipt (either original or copy) Initially I had to talk to an immigration officer at the counter who checked that there was no RFE for the EAD or that it had been mailed. Then I was told to fill out an application again for EAD.