Hopefully, you sent in form I-765 along with the I-485.
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Certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file this form to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens who are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions must also use this form to apply for a document that shows such authorization.
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What good does it make to send forms around without reading the instructions on the form first. Had you read the instructions to I-485, you would have learned that I-765 and I-131 should have been filed contemporaneously with the AOS application. That I-765 is the very form for EAD you are asking about. BTW, in case, you will continue filing forms without reading instructions, there is no additional fee for I-765 as well as for I-131 - application for travel document. All you need to do is attach to the forms a copy of the I-485.
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Did you also file an I-765?
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The I-765 should have been included. Not know when you filed it may no longer be of any advantage to you to file the I-765 as the resident card also authorizes employment.
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