Following the case details I have given previously (YSC1990271431 - Potomac Center).
i765 form filed (J-2 visa) with USCIS received date 4/12/19
RFE received today, 8/14.
I will respond immediately to the RFE but I have a concern due to my J-2 visa and DS2019 expiry date being 10/29. I have seen on your other posts that the visa should have 6-months left before expiry date but I do not see how I can make that happen. My wife (J-1) employer is producing the new DS2019 around now but won’t be ready for some weeks. I then use that to get a new J-2 annual visa but will I need that for renewal of EAD?!
I do not want to respond with the requested evidence, only to get another saying the J-2 visa is near to expiry.
Additionally, suppose I respond to the RFE and it is approved. My category J-2 ©(5) is not eligible for automatic renewal of EAD and renewal processing times can be ~90 days? Therefore I need to apply to renew my EAD immediately when receiving it. I cannot realistically expect an employer to allow me to start working with the expectation that I will have to stop working after expiry date (10/29) and wait for renewal.
I hope I have explained it well and I look forward to any suggestions you can make. I am very confused what to do!
Thank you - Edmond