No matter what category/eligibility classification you are filing under, USCIS takes up to 90 days from date of I-765 receipt during which to process and issue the employment authorization document (EAD), a,k.a. "work permit".
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Normally it takes up to 90 days, but there appears to be a backlog currently. There are cases that are pending for 120 days.
Generally it is about 90 days between filing of application and receiving the EAD card.
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it depends on the category under which you apply for a work permit. Also, keep in mind that work permit can be issued on the basis of the status that you have or application that is pending for you. The work permits do not fly in the air by themselves, they always connected to some status that you have in the U.S.
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