My wife's EAD expired last month and she stopped working till today. She applied renewal in December, 2003. We waited till 90 days is complete and went to local USCIS office on 3/22/2003. It is a walk in. The lady in reception verified the I-765 receipt. After making sure that 90 days have lapsed. She asked us to fill some paper work and wait in the adjoining hall. The office called her and collected her Driver's License and expired EAD. After verification he returned Driver's License and asked her to get her picture taken in the next room.
Applied for EAD in first week of Jan (paper filing) and because of some issue with I got the application back on 26th sent again on 27th received by NSC on 28.. I got the receipt with the RD of 28 and ND of 30th ... My current EAD was expiring on Mar 12. I was waiting and checking the status every day, but when it did not got approved till like 2nd or 3rd march. I started talking with my attorney; I also talked with Rajiv and my company's attorney.
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.
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.
*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 ...