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EAD/AP Renewal Detailed Guide

Hello Folks,

Recently I have successfully renewed my EAD/AP card by applying myself without any attorney help. As a matter of fact its pretty simple and straightforward. Here are detailed process.

EAD Renewal:
Cover Letter as shown below
Bar codes page attached to the previous EAD/AP approval
I-765 Form Filled
Download link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-765.pdf
Check the box - Renewal of my permission to accept employment
Q11 - Which USCIS Office - Office on your I-765 Receipt Notice
Q11 - Dates - I765 Receipt Notice - Notice Date
Q14 - Advance Parole or H1B
Q15 - AOS Pending
Q16 C 9
Two Passport Photos with A-Number written on the back of them
Use Passport photos for free - ePassportPhoto.com to download 4X6 sheet with passport pics. Huge cost saving!!
Copy of front and back of Latest I-94 card
Copy of I-765 Receipt/Approval Notice (These days they are sending receipt notices on regular letter size paper)
Copy of I-485 Receipt (Hard letter paper)
Copy of front and back of Current EAD/AP combo card
Copy of Drivers license
Copy of passport
Just biographic information with VISA (if you are still working on H1-B)
Form G1145 for E Notification for application acceptance
Download link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/g-1145.pdf
NO FEE if u file your I-485 after July 30,2011

AP Renewal:
Copy of Bar codes page attached to the previous EAD/AP approval
I-131 Form Filled
Download link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-131.pdf
Part 2 - Check option d
Part 3 - Date of intended travel - you can give just some future date with 3 weeks of expected length of trip
Part 7 - More than one trip
Two Passport Photos with A-Number written on the back of them
Use Passport photos for free - ePassportPhoto.com to download 4X6 sheet with passport pics. Huge cost saving!!
Copy of front and back of Latest I-94 card
Copy of I-765 Receipt/Approval Notice (These days they are sending receipt notices on regular letter size paper)
Copy of I-485 Receipt (Hard letter paper)
Copy of front and back of Current EAD/AP combo card
Copy of Drivers license
Copy of passport
Just biographic information with VISA (if you are still working on H1-B)
Form G1145 for E Notification for application acceptance
Download link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/g-1145.pdf
NO FEE if u file your I-485 after July 30,2011

Put each set of documents in separate covers and write "I-765 application" or "I-131 application" with name and A# on top and mail them together as single package. If you are applying for your spouse as well, then it would be 4 sets of documents in 4 seperate covers and mail them together in a single fedex package.
Check the address you need to send in the instruction document
http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-765instr.pdf
If your I485 receipt number starts with EAC or SRC, then send to: Dallas Lockbox
If your I485 receipt number starts with LIN or WAC, then send to: Phoenix Lockbox

You need to apply 90-120 days before expiry date, preferably 120 days. I applied on Feb 6th 2013, got email as per G-1145 in three business days, receipt notices in 10 business days and finally got the cards on March 12th 2013. To my surprise I got 2 years extension.

Hope it helps!!!

Cover Letter
Address:
Email ID:
Tel No.:

U.S. Department of Home Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services


SUB: Renewal Application for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) for
(A ########) - I485 Pending (Adjustment of Status)

Dear Sir/Madam:
This is to bring to your notice that I, have earlier applied to register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status per I-485 Receipt Number LIN ########. While this application is pending your approval, my current EAD would expire on XX/XX/XXXX. As such, I am herewith filing for the above captioned matter together with the following documents:

• Form I-765 with two photographs
• Copy of I-485 filing receipt notice
• Copy of front and back of current EAD
• Copy of EAD approval notice
• Copy of I-94
• Copy of Passport Biographical Pages
• G-1145 Form (to receive E-Notification)
Please approve the above mentioned application. If you have any questions or need additional information concerning the above, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your kind attention and cooperation in this matter.

Thanking you,
Yours Sincerely,


(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

An Employment Authorization Document is also known as an EAD or a work permit. It may be obtained by filing form I-765 with the USCIS by a person who is in one of more than 40 different categories. These include applicants for adjustment of status, persons seeking temporary protected status, spouses of persons in E-1, E-2, L-1A, L-1B status, etc. Eligibility for an EAD is determined under Federal Regulations at 8 C.F.R. §274a.12.

Persons with EADs may work for any employer and may change jobs at will.

An EAD is a plastic card about the size of a credit card which contains personal information, the alien number of the holder and an expiration date. In some cases, the EAD may also contain an “advance parole” which permits the person to travel internationally and return to the U.S. EADs which read “Valid for Re-Entry to U.S.” also serve as advance paroles.

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The following information is reprinted from a government publication entitled “Work With Us!” which was mailed to employers across the US when the EAD was first introduced:

The Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is phasing in a new Employment Authorization Document (EAD), the I-766. This document will be a card issued to aliens who are authorized to work temporarily in the United States. While the document is being phased in, some work- authorized aliens will continue to receive their work authorization on the existing EAD, the I-688B, and both cards will remain in circulation. The I-688B will continue to be issued and remain valid until the expiration date on the individual card. In addition, most aliens who are authorized to work only for a specific employer will continue to receive their authorization on Form I-94 (Arrival – Departure Record).

If you are an employer, aliens with temporary work authorization may, but are not required to, present this card to you during the employment verification process. The card will be a “List A” document for this purpose, which means that it establishes both identity and employment eligibility. The new card in no way alters your responsibilities to hire persons who are eligible to work in the United States, complete the I-9, and avoid discrimination in the hiring and verification process.

When you verify a new employee’s eligibility to work, you do not need to be a document expert. You have met your obligations if you examine the card and determine that it reasonably appears to be genuine and to relate to the person who presents it. The I-766 has several features, visible to the naked eye, to help you determine whether a card presented to you is genuine. The card also has certain security and quality control features intended for government use. Scroll down to read more about these features.

HOLOGRAMS

Holograms are pictures or words that may be seen when the card is turned or tilted in various directions. Most of the holograms are visible in ordinary light; however, your ability to see them will vary depending on the lighting conditions and angle at which you look at the card. In most normal lighting conditions, you should be able to see holograms of the Statue of Liberty, the letters “U.S.A.,” and the words “U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service” repeated across the face of the card.

ADDITIONAL HOLOGRAMS

There are two additional holograms which you are not expected or required to look for, but which you may notice. You may see a map of the United States. You may also notice the letters “INS” which appear within the periods after each of the letters “U.S.A.” The visibility of those two features varies, and you should not be concerned or reject a card presented to you by an employee if you do not see them.

NUMBER AND BAR CODE

On the back of the card, the number and bar code at the top are etched into the surface and will feel rough to the touch.

MICROPRINTING

The light blue printing around the INS Seal and the dark printing around the words “Employment Authorization Card” are microprinting . In other words, though they may appear as solid lines from a distance, they are actually words in extremely small print. You do not need to attempt to actually read the words.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE AUTHORIZED ALIEN

The front of the card contains information about the authorized alien, such as name, birth date, and INS “A number.” The work authorization expiration date appears in a box at the bottom of the card. Restrictions on employment, if any, are noted under “Terms and Conditions.” If there are no restrictions, the word “none” will appear in this space. In certain circumstances, the card may not bear a fingerprint. When it does not, the words “fingerprint not available” will appear on the right side of the face of the card.

3-D ILLUSTRATION

The three dimensional depiction of the card highlights each of the layers and is intended only to assist you in “seeing” its features.

EDGE OF EAD CARD

The edge of the card appears to have a thin red stripe between two white lines, as if the card were a sandwich with red filler in the middle.

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