I will got for the interview next month . I know all the possibilities and I am aware that if the AO decides to terminate my asylum status , they will put me in removal proceeding in front of a judge . If this happens , of course I will apply for " withholding of removal " . I know that while the withholding of removal application is pending in the court , I can apply for EAD ( which will take minimum 3 months to be approved ) . Now , How long time will it normally take between " termination of asylum by asylum officer " and filing a " withholding of removal " application in the court that will be requested , I guess , in the calender hearing . Say if this takes 3 months + 3 months of waiting for EAD to be approved . Does this mean that during these 6 months I will not have any employment authorization ?I guess that 6 months are the minimum period. I had the feeling that it can be more ( 9 to 12 months) How can I overcome this situation? As I should apply for residency positions in US hospitals by this critical period of my time. I am International Medical Graduate who has finished his US board exams and I am eligible to apply for hopsitals residency training programs. I don't want this dream to disappear, just because " waiting periods and processing times" . Any way to overcome this?