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How long will it take to get my approved work permit card or whatever it is for employment authorisation?

Albany, NY |

Hi, I have E-2 visa and filled I-765 form and got I-797 notice of action. I went to the appointment. and they took my biometrics. my question is , this procedure means they approved my application? if yes, when will i get my work permit or whatever it is. What should i do?


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They are required to issue the card (if approved) within 90 days of filing. Quite often it is only 1-2 weeks after the biometrics.

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They did not approve it. They are processing it. You will receive a paper approval and the card itself shortly.


It is issued within 90 days of filing.

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