How much time does H4 EAD processing take from the time of submitting the application?
In our case, it took 58 days with an RFE. I think no two cases will be the same. Don't wait till the last minute though. Just apply and check after 45 days. Setup alerts, USCIS is great at emailing and texting case updates.
What should I do? After 15 days of receiving my EAD card, my Social Security Card hasn’t arrived yet. Yes, I applied for that too when I filled out the paperwork for the EAD.
DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT AN OFFICIAL. I AM ALSO AN INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CURRENTLY ON F-1 OPT. I FACED SIMILAR ISSUES (NOT EXACTLY THE SAME, THOUGH) TO YOURS AND THIS IS JUST MY POINT OF VIEW AS TO WHAT THE COURSE OF ACTION SHOULD BE, SINCE MY ISSUE WAS RESOLVED PROMPTLY BY FOLLOWING THESE STEPS. PLEASE DO NOT TREAT THIS AS LEGAL/OFFICIAL ADVICE. IT IS JUST AN INFORMAL SUGGESTION.1. For starters, I think you need to contact your DSO (designated school official, i.e., whichever department of your university deals with OPT related matters) regarding this issue.2. They will provide you a contact number for you to place a plea with the USCIS.3. Keep your SEVIS number ready (you'll find it at the top left corner of your form I-20).4. Call the USCIS and voice your plea after telling them your SEVIS number.5. Do all of this preferably in the earlier hours of the day, as the wait times increase as the day progresses. Moreover, the earlier you place the plea, the earlier you'll get a response. Probably on that very same day if you place it before, say, 10 AM your local time.6. I believe the USCIS lets you know a ticket number (sort of like a docket number or a complaint number) for future reference. If they tell you over the phone, keep a note of it. If they send you an email containing your ticket number, retain that email and don't trash it.7. Ideally, after these steps you should know what the status of your SSN card is. If not, I'd suggest you contact your local social security office and let them know what issues you're facing.Hope this helps!
Is it possible to get GC-EAD for a L2 EAD when the spouse (L1) has an approved I-140? If yes, what's the process, and how much time does it take (GC is to be filled shortly)?
No, you are eligible for GC-EAD only if you file a I-765 with or after filing a form I-485It’s H4 visa holders that, if the primary applicant has an approved I-140, can file for a H4-EAD (normally they have no right to work in the US), but even in that case that’s not the GC-EAD, but a specific provision for H4 visa holders.You’ll have to file your I-765 with your AOS application (I-485) to get the GC-EAD. Typically the current processing times are up to 4 months of wait (even more sometimes)
Has anyone received their H4 EAD lately? How long was the processing time?
The EAD is taking anywhere from 4–8 months to process (even longer). USCIS is taking an extremely long time to process EAD applications. You can check out the processing times here: USCIS Processing Time Information. You’ll need to select the office that is processing your case.*I am not an attorney. Please do not misconstrue the above as legal advice.*