Processing Times and Status Checks

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Processing Times for immigration matters vary widely.  The U.S. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of State provide a number of resources available to check on the status of your application.  Click on the appropriate application category to the left to check on average wait times for cases of your type and, for some categories, the status of your individual application.  We also provide resources to check what office you should use to file certain applications and processing times for Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests.  You may wish to check back regularly, as these processing times can change.

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Is there any way we can expedite the processing of EAD/AP extension. We need to apply for extension of our EAD/AP combo card and my husband is in India. He will come for a short duration just for extending the EAD/AP, but won't be able to stay for long. So looking for ways to get the approval done faster.
Note:- We did not get any approval notices when EAD/AP was approved, we just got the cards.

Here are the expedite criteria of USCIS:

- Severe financial loss to company or individual
- Extreme emergent situation
- Humanitarian situation
- Nonprofit status of requesting organization in furtherance of the cultural and social interests of the United States
- Department of Defense or National Interest Situation (Note: Request must come from official United States Government entity and state that delay will be detrimental to our Government)
- USCIS error
- Compelling interest of USCIS

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Thank you. Ours will be "Humanitarian situation". Should we just draft a letter and send it along with the application or what is the procedure to expedite?

I suggest a call to USCIS customer service. They should take the info on the phone, but also follow up with a letter.

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