The following questions were asked in today's community conference call. I feel the answers should be of use use to many folks.
Answer. EAD is usally processed within 90 days and AP within 3-6 months. You can check I-131 processing times from links on this page: http://www.immigration.com/processin...-status-checks
Answer: A visa stamp is NOT required. Proper status only is needed.
Answer: It is NOT advisable to travel before AP is issued, if you do not have an H/L visa already stamped. For details, listen to today's recording of the community conference call. It will be posted here: http://www.immigration.com/free-comm...nference-calls
Answer: Presence in USA for 485 filing is mandatory. See previous answer for AP.
Answer: I do not believe VO has the authority to revoke an AP.
Answer: Under Cronin memo, if you enter on AP to continue working on an existing, valid H-1, you are still considered to be on H-1. I believe your spouse can use his H-4.
Answer: Before APPROVAL of I-485. Listen to today's community conference call recording for more info: http://www.immigration.com/free-comm...nference-calls
Answer: Your spouse can file his 485 if he is in USA; Priority Dates are current AND he has not been out of status for more than 180 days -- whether or not your 485 is already approved.