EAD approval time after expedite request approved by USCIS

Hi Anil,

My H4 EAD is expiring on Jan 20, 2020.
We applied the renewal on Sep 3, 2019, but no progress.
So I expedited through USCIS Contact Center on Dec 30, 2019 and sent my documents. And also reached Congressman for help. He helped me in expediting and finally USCIS approved my expedition yesterday on Jan 8, 2020.

My question is after approving expedition how long USCIS takes to approve my EAD based on current trend, very nervous at this point of time as expiry date is very closer.

FYI: I attached financial docs as well as medical related documents for expedition.

Usually, you can expect the EAD approval within 10 days after expedite request approval. But, it can take more time too.

Thank you Anil.

After the request is expedited are there any means to push the case towards the decision? My congressman’s office is still following up but no decision yet.


Expedite request is what is pushing your case to front of queue. What else do you want to do?

Case is expedited on Jan 8, my EAD is expired on Jan 10, I am not able to work without EAD card right? So I am just checking if there is my option to push it?

I don’t know of any other option to push other than expedite request.

Hi Anil,
My EAD approved today.


Which Service center did it go? Ours got approved on Jan 8th but still no update. Texas Service center.

Mine is California, I spoke to Tier 2 officer on Jan 10, asked customer service technician to forward the call to Tier 2 luckily he did.
And also my Congressman followed up with USCIS on the case again on Jan 10 for the decision on EAD.
One of the above approaches worked.


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