How long does it take to get the EAD card and advance parole approved AFTER biometrics? Thanks.

Asked 11 months ago - Fitchburg, MA

I got the biometrics appt. 2.5 months after filing and it only listed the I-131 application. Does it link up to I-485 and I-765?

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  1. Gregory Romanovsky

    Contributor Level 11


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    Answered . If you got the receipt notices for all three application types (I-485, I-765, I-131), the biometrics appointment should have covered all three. The fact that you got the biometrics notice 2.5 months from the time of filing seems a bit odd (they usually arrive together with or right after the receipt notices). The EAD/AP card arrives in 2-2.5 months from the time of filing for most of my clients. If you don't have an attorney helping you with your case, I suggest that you seek at least a consultation, to make sure everything is going the way it should.
    Good luck.

    Gregory Romanovsky, Esq.
    12 Marshall Street
    Boston, MA 02108

  2. Diana Marie Santos

    Contributor Level 10


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    Answered . Yes, you should only have to take your fingerprints once assuming you filed the I-765 and I-131 with your I-485 packet. The processing time depends on the office handling your case and is posted on USCIS.

  3. Namita Agarwal

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . It should include all apps filed.

    Agarwal Law Offices 3 Dundee Park, B10 Andover, MA 01810 This information is for... more
  4. Stephen D. Berman

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . It should.

    The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an... more
  5. Debbi Lee Klopman

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Assuming that you filed the I-485, I-765 and I-131 in a single package, your single biometrics appointment should cover all three applications. I would suggest that you have a look at the US CIS webpage ( and check the processing times for your region. Good luck!

    Debbi Klopman, ESq. 398 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 718... more

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