EAD Processing Time - H4, L2, I-485 Questions & Answers

Thanks Anil, My EAD is approved today, L2 is showing in process but may be it may also come in mail.

For others who are on same boat, My journey is

L2 COS+EAD ==> Applied alongwith L1A extension on 21st Oct 2019
EAD approved ==.> 25th Feb after 126 days

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I have applied H4ead(stand-alone, new application) with receipt date 30 January 2020 at Vermont center. When will I get my ead? Can I expedite the request?

Hi @Priyanka_Kulagude

Please check H4 EAD processing time here.


My name is Ryan Williams.

I applied to adjust permanent residence of adjust status (i485) along with EAD (i765) on 31st October, 2019 in California and I have yet to receive my EAD. My last update from USCIS was on March 5, 2020 regarding my form i-131, application to travel document.

I have looked at your database today (April 12th) regarding the fastest and slowest processing times in California for and got a bit worried seeing your slowest approved date was on the 12th November.

I have checked on the USCIS website and requested my application to be reviewed due to the receipt date to be told I need to wait at least 6 months after my application was submitted before I can make a query.

Is this normal? Have many people waited up to 6 months for their EAD?

Thanks in advance,

Ryan Williams

Hi @Ryan_Williams

There is no need to worry. Some cases take longer than others. You have done the right thing by raising a service request.

Wait for USCIS answer now.

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If the h 4 had was filed in December and fingerprinting completed in the beginning of Jan, how long will it take for the processing to be completed. What is the best way to expedite it?

Hi @Ruchita_Jaggi

Check current H4 EAD processing time here:

Use this information to expedite:

Thanks for the info. I tried to Expedite it a month ago but they denied it without even asking for documents. I lost my job because of cover but was luck enough to get another offer. what is the best way to go to ensure that I get my EAD by may.

Hi @Ruchita_Jaggi

Sorry to hear about you job loss but I don’t know of any other way.

Hi Anil, my EAD got approved. How long will it take to receive the card?

Hi Anil,

Can I know when Can I expect my H4 EAD card . I have applied standalone H4 EAD on march 15 th 2020 and received my receipt number on march 24 th 2020.