If I apply green card under F2A category when do I get my EAD
a. can it be after I130 approval and before I485
b. only after applying for I485 ?
Please let me know. Thanks
Are you married to a permanent resident who filed an I-130 visa petition on your behalf? If so, you are not eligible for an employment authorization document merely because he or she filed an I-130 visa petition on your behalf. You are going to have to wait until your priority date is reached and assuming you are eligible (determining your eligibility is important), you can then file for adjustment (Form I-485) and for your EAD.
I suggest you consult with an immigration attorney to discuss the specifics of your case and to explore your options. Good luck.
A Family Relative Petition under category F2A does not entitle you to a green card or an EAD. The petition must first be approved and then you must wait for your priority date to become current. Once current you can file an application to adjust status and obtain an EAD.
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