I have a pending asylum application and I am going to file for EAD ( 180. Days reached), I am hearing here and there about 2-3 months of minimum waiting time, instead of the 1 month stated everywhere in USCIS, what does it look in reality? What options do I have if the application processing time exceeded 30 days? I live in virginia.
The bottom line is you are dealing with a bureaucratic system that is backed up...especially under the evolving laws (Obama's new Executive Action...which you may have remedies under) so you might have to wait a few months. Be patient.
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Aubrey Galloway Esq
Maximum amount of time the case can take is 3 months from the date it is received (longer if there is a Request for Evidence). If longer than 3 months, contact customer service. Our office is noticing that they are taking closer to 2-2.5 months now. It was much faster a year ago. Holidays will always delay.
They are 'supposed' to process the application withing 30 days ... but they tend to take 45-75 days ... almost always less than 90.
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It takes about 3 months right now. I would hire an attorney if you don't already have one. Asylum applications can be complicated.
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The EAD is supposed to be issued in 90 days or less. After 75 days, you can call the USCIS service center and request information about the status of your case. Make sure to call with the USCIS receipt number on the "I-797C Notice of Action" letter you will receive confirming that USCIS has received your EAD request. If it is more than 90 days, you can take this notice to your local USCIS office and they should issue you an interim EAD card. Good luck!
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