Here is my recent situation. Early this year March 2021., I applied for H4EAD using my approved H1 Petition (Expiry date Dec 2021 )… After expediting we got the H4EAD approved on 22nd Oct 2021. Since the expiry date for EAD is also now Dec 2021., I would need to renew again.
Issue here is - My organization applied for H1 in end of July 2021, (VSC) and is still not approved.
Now my questions are as follows.
- Can i apply for renewal in the C(26) category using the pending H1(I-129) petition ? or shoud I wait for the H1(i-129) approval and then apply for H4-EAD renewal.
I am not sure when this H1(i-129) might get approved. Also, my organization does not convert to premium until close to the 240th day.
2 In the packet that i received from USCIS with the EAD card., There are 2 sentences…
. Important Information - SAVE THIS NOTICE
**.**Use this Tear off portion to speed your application for an extension or replacement card.
My question is, Should we send that piece of paper that contains (Receipt#, Card# and A-# )
along with the renewal ? Or should we not send since they asked us to keep / Save that notice.
Also, Whenever we need to write the EAD card # . which number should we write ?
In the Card,. Its the EAC - Petition # thats mentioned as Card #… where as in the Cover letter its start with – Card # 1A022 something like this.
While applying for the renewal., I need not mention that i need SSN right ? I am thinking of waiting at least till i get SSN, so that i can update the SSN number in the I-765 application form.
As part of the application package that i send for renewal, Can i give the letter that gave for expedite ., would that help to get the renewal sooner ?
Once i apply this renewal of H4-EAD , When can i again raise an expedite request… ?
Based on your responses., I will see what best i can do on my case.
Thanks a lot in advance and Much appreciate your work in taking your time to answer our queries and in much quick time.