Thanks to user ‘HJ’ for sharing the experience in comments. Sarvesh, There is no defined pattern as such. Currently, they are in the grace period. Got email “biometric will be scheduled when they can” !!!!!!! Current Premium fees to increase from $1440 to $2500. 07/06 – Received mail that H4 is approved. Thanks to user ‘H4EAD_May14_Aug16‘ for sharing the experience in comments. Did not ask for any proof. Previous extension filed on Dec 20 and biometrics in Jan this year. The process is as it stands today, we will update it based on general users’ experiences as we go along. No further updates on H4/H4EAD case. Thanks in advance! Also, due to limited seating, they suggest that only person giving biometrics and who are necessary for transportation or helping with biometrics should be entering ASC. Not sure they are going to use the existing Biometrics. 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Receipt Numbers generated by USCIS is not exactly in the order of application received date. How to get to talk to a tier-1 or tier-2 rep who is a human? * August 29th: Status changed to – We approved I-765, * Aug 30th H4 EAD status changed to “New Card is being produced”. EAD still not get approved. How was your experience? Attorney received the approval notice and forward the physical mail to us. Can you please let us know your processing center. Thanks to user ‘NSC_approval‘ for sharing the experience in comments. USCIS Premium Processing for H4, L2 and EAD The major provision made in the bill is the availability of premium processing to the new applicants. Moreover, they said that the applicant is allowed to rejoin work (old EAD expired on 08/23) on the basis of the approved EAD card. H1 RFE Responded – Sept 5, 2020. There is no separate process to inform USCIS to connect H4 and H4 EAD to premium H1B. Latest one is the bottom. Any suggestions? I had expired visa but valid H4 i-797 upto Oct 2019. Thanks to user ‘Nilisha’ for sharing the experience in comments. AlsoIf you are in luck and your h1b is PP and by the time h1b file is picked up and they have fingerprints they will approve all together within 15 days. Got denied request at-least 4 times. U.S., Mexico reach tentative agreement on trade I did not reach out to any senator, neither tried to expedite. I appreciate your help. As of May 31, 2019, USCIS processing times for an H-4 application are as long as eight and a half months. Fee increases to $2500 and other changes. Before H.R. CBP officer at port of entry gave I-94 with H4 on it until end of new H1B approved in April 2019. Till yesterday no status changed from initial status, so wasn’t sure what’s happening. Also when I called USCIS to raise the expedite request, they told me, NSC received Bio-metrics for my case on August 21st. | USCIS announced that their Premium Processing service is suspended until further notice for anyone using the forms I-129 and I-140. With that in mind, some AILA members have attempted to upgrade to premium processing the I-129 petition and the concurrently filed I-539 application after the I-539 biometrics are completed, in an attempt to get both the I-129 petition and I-539 application adjudicated via premium processing, but to no avail. However, premium processing will become available for general applications for Extension to Non-immigrant status and Change of Status as well. Also which state you have your biometrics in December. My first expedite request is rejected for H4+EAD for my spouse and H4 for kid even without asking for documents. We had no valid reasons to expedite the application. What is your h4 receipt date? Apologize for the typo there! Thanks to user ‘An H4’ for sharing the experience in comments. No updates since then. they said no updates except an inquiry on 8/26, 8/30–H4 EAD status changed to New card produced. H4 Biometrics + EAD Experiences with USCIS , H4 Extension with USCIS – Biometric Process, Documents, H4 Biometrics Steps at Application Support Center, Latest H4 Biometrics + EAD Experiences , Complete list of Over 100 H4 Biometrics + EAD Experiences , form I-539 for Extensions, added Biometrics, USCIS Official StakeHolder Message on Biometrics, Sample H4 Biometrics Rescheduled Notice, AIW form, H4 application with New I-539 Form that includes additional fee for Biometrics, fill the form Applicant Information Worksheet (AIW). Notes If you are applying for your initial (first) employment authorization based on having a pending asylum application and USCIS does not adjudicate the application within 30 days, you may be a member of the class action case, I was super worried that I would be given EAD up to Oct 2019 and my extension would be denied because of my new I-94 after Canada trip.But Everything worked out finally. H4 EAD : 08/20/2019 – We ordered your new card. As per USCIS guidance, on their I-539 form instructions (page 12), you should call up the nearest US consulate/ embassy and arrange for the biometrics. The statute does not specifically apply this limit to certain types of I-539 applications, such as those for B-1/B-2 applicants. Do NOT write hate speech, swear words, or get into fight. Same day raised another expedite request through Senator. Very likely H4 Approved as H4 EAD card status is changed to New Card is being Produced. Possibly agent was trying to wash his hands off this request. My H4 and H4 EAD extension got approved. It is taking 4 months at NSC to get H4 approvals on average. As mentioned above, you need required documents : Government issued Photo ID and Appointment letter. What service center was this ? Assuming H4 is Approved as H4 EAD says card produced. Receipt Dates for H4 and H4 EAD are May 31st and May 28 . H1 +H4+H4 EAD filed under PP on April 11th.(4/11). I received a mail stating that the case is already with an officer and there is no need to expedite it. Expedite 2 times in July and August but was rejected same day. Check Comments section for latest experiences in comments. Appointment will be set up as slots are available. anything we can do to expedite ? Check out Sample H4 Approval Notice with Biometrics – shared by User, Thanks to our reader, anonymous for sharing their experience. Biometric date : Oct 8 Status update on fingerprints : Oct 9 Approval Decision : Jan 12th 2021. Or will the current H4 application thats pending have an impact on her H4 EAD validity and ability to work? and all will get the approvals soon.. Would like to share the time taken for my H4 EAD Approval, o EAD Submitted and Received in USCIS : August 6, 2020 o RFE received : Dec 14 2020 o RFE Respond received in USCIS : Dec 18 2020 o Expedite Request raised : Jan 11 2021 but denied o EAD Approved : Jan 20 2021 o EAD CARD Received : Jan 25 2021. Processing time – 6 days from receipt generated date, Processing time – 8 days from receipt generated date, Appointment date – 21 days from H4 receipt generated date. Yes, I did. Not sure what should i do. If H4 to H1B is done via premium processing, you can get approval with few weeks than few months. If your H1B is approved in transfer, you are fine. Shalini, Unfortunately, there is not much you can do. Don’t lose hopes, you never know what happens next! Thanks to user kym for sharing the experience in comments. H1B Transfer filed on 02/13/2020 H1B RFE issued on 02/24/2020 H1B RFE responded on 04/20/2020 H1B Transferred Approved on 04/30/2020 H4+EAD(Spouse+Kids) applied on 10/22/2020 Biometrics given on 11/15 H4+EAD Approved on 01/11/2021 EAD Card dispatched on 01/14/2021 Center: California. Status of H4 and H4-EAD still shows as “Case Received” on USCIS website. My previous EAD was valid till July 31st 2019. Thanks to user ‘H4EAD-NSC’ for sharing the experience in comments. Release Date. In general, biometrics is not required, if you are applying for H4 EAD only and not using I-539 form for H4 Extension. 08/21/2019 – We approved your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Thanks to user ‘Vigbal‘ for sharing the experience in comments. Check out the article How to raise USCIS Expedite Request and H4 EAD Expedite Request – 3 Experiences, Letters. How long does USCIS take time to make decision for my case. I am also in the same boat.. can you share the number the USCIS you talked. I read about the Senate passing the bill which allows USCIS to accept premium processing for all EAD, but I don't see this option yet in their website. By submitting your comment, you agree to Term and Conditions of our website. This bill is currently pending in Senate. Called senator on Aug 26 morning for help, evening status changed. For all details, official references, read Can you continue to work with Pending H4 EAD Receipt Notice ? Can anyone help on this.. how to get an agent and raise an expedite request. After the call the email we got states that our information has been entered to biometric system that schedules appointment. WAC19215512XX – No Litigation / No expedited request. Service Center – Texas Received Date – Aug 3rd 2020 (H1/H4/H4EAD) H1 Approved – Aug 14th, 2020. Hi All, Anyone had experience with EAD card being returned due to wrong/missing address on the mail ? Raj, Thanks for sharing ! H4 and L2 will be able to use Premium Processing, as they can file I-539 Applications for Extensions or COS. I am really worried as I only have less than 2 months where my spouse H4+EAD and kid H4 will expire. H1B Approved : 1 week after applying. Below is the timeline: Service Center – Texas Receipt Date – March 27, 2020 H1b Approved of my Spouse – April, 2020 Bio-metrics completed – October 09, 2020 H4 and EAD approved online – December 1, 2020. Thanks to user Neo29J for sharing the experience in comments. If you had given in the past, then they maybe able to use it. You may request a copy of your own FBI identification record using procedures listed at Title 28 C.F.R., Section 16.32. My application for H1B was approved in January. So far, only few users have reported that they have got the biometrics appointment. Applied for H4 + H4 EAD in May and still waiting for a Biometric appointment. I have given biometrics two times last year. Case was processed at Texas Service Center. Suraj, As long as you have the h1B valid, she can use the h4 EAD. Expedite 1 – Sep 24th through phone, rejected in 5 days even without request for documents. So that might explain why a lot of people are seeing ‘Fingerprint review complete’, because NSC started to get actual bio metrics information in third week of august (smh). There is no separate process to inform USCIS to connect H4 and H4 EAD to premium H1B. Applied April 16th, H4 Ext + EAD, EAD expired on September 11th and lost the job, still waiting for even a biometric appointment. I also think the processing times dates given are extreme. The premium processing fee for petitioners filing Form I-129 requesting H-2B or R-1 nonimmigrant status is increasing from $1,440 to $1,500. Expedite request got denied on Sept 4, saying that application is already approved. Physical copy of H4 Decision Notice mailed to your address. My previous biometrics was in April 2019 (last extension). Now this year i reapplied for h1 extension and got for 3 years while H4 is still pending (biometrics completed). I applied for another extension this year in July but unsure if they will reuse my previous or send another appointment. Please note that: Email notification of EAD card production is received on Aug 12 2019 afternoon. Mine is california and sep 2020 is my receipt date. H4 Status on USCIS website still shows as Case Received. We’re Re-Using Biometrics. 8/12– raised an expedite request through senator with USCIS – job and financial loss, my future employer Microsoft gave a support letter too. H4 approved on Sept 4th Still waiting for ead even though it is outside of normal processing times. I have submitted case outside processing time enquiry and the response was they finished review of fingerprints and waiting in line to be processed. Aug – Came back to the US and got RFE on H4 due to new I94. Since my case has no expedite or premium process, I think my case is worth to share with many people who still keep waiting for approval. Any ideas, how to get the biometric appointment ? Martindale-Hubbell and martindale.com are registered trademarks; AV, BV, AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks; Lawyers.com and the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Icon are service marks; and Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are trademarks of MH Sub I, LLC, used under license. Lesson: Not sure if expedite request helped, since I did not hear any response or update, and we’ve waited long enough. H4 EAD status changed to New Card is being produced – August 16, May 1st ,2019: H1+H4+H4 EAD extension applied in PP – California, Initial bio metric appointment was on May 23rd, 2019, July 18th H4ead renew RFE for spouse pay-stub, Aug 14: H4 EAD status changed to H4EAD approved, H4 Biometric Appointment received for 04/23/2019, H4 Biometric scan finished at Santa Clara CA on 04/26/2019, Finally got it approved on August 19th after requesting to expedite twice, both of which failed and wasn’t part of any litigation, H1/H4/H4 EAD: Case was received – April 16- Nebraska, Biometric: 24 July, it got delayed due to system error, H4 EAD: Aug 20- New card is being produced. H1 and H4 + H4ead allied on May 3rd 2020 (regular) – NSC, H1 approved August 17th H4 got message on May 21st that old fingerprint will be applied to the case. I have n’t received any BioMetrics notice yet. Nikhil, I had requested expedite requests for both H4 and H4EAD before biometrics. If you are looking for ones with H4 Litigation or Lawsuit, read H4 EAD Delays Lawsuit – User Experiences, You can raise an Expedite request with USCIS, if you are eligible for the criteria. H1-B got approved in 5 days after H1-B processing. I observed California time line two time in last 3 months it … He got all the approvals paper from USCIS. I am in the same situation as was you. 08/12 – EAD changed to “New Card is being produced”. Did not receive EAD so far. Its been almost 8 months and update. In last fall, OCI and Bloomberg was hiring like crazy. Currently, premium processing takes 15 calendar days, but from October, 2020, it will be 15 Working days or about 21 Calendar Days 2019. Thanks to user ‘Anonymous’ for sharing the experience in our WhatsApp group. Thanks to user ‘Ranjan’ for sharing the experience in comments. Any idea? 116-159, signed into law on Oct. 1. They said our expedited status was under pending till Dec 2. only autoimated responses. Again on Sep 9th –>Case already assigned to officer message in mail. No updates on status after that. Did you get your H4 approval as well or waiting ? We’ve filed H1+H4+H4EAD all together. To my surprise, i received H1 & H4 approval copies from attorney. H1+H4+H4EAD in PP – receive date is April 15th NSC. You get H4 Application Receipt along with H1B and EAD receipts, You get the H4 Biometric Receipt physical copy in snail mail to visit Application Service Center (ASC) that has date and time. I received the card on Sept 17. Waiting for card in mail now. Premium processing provides a guarantee that the USCIS will take some adjudicative action on the H1B petition within fifteen (15) days of submission of the Request for Premium Processing Service (form I-907), or the premium-processing fee is refunded. H1b approved 4 days, Biometric for H4 was on November 27, any idea how long we should wait for H4 and H4 EAD. H1 +H4+H4 EAD filed under Premium Processing on: 5/3. How To Get an H-4 Work Permit. Priya2020, Thank you for sharing the timeline ! eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'redbus2us_com-leader-3','ezslot_15',149,'0','0']));Vermont was the Service Center. If so, what is your date of filing H4/ h4 ead? April 23rd: Case received under H1B+H4_H4 EAD PP (Nebraska), July 21st: Expedite request raised through congressman (Denied in 1 week through mail). This website is designed for general information only. Below are the complete list of H4 filing Experiences with Biometrics and EAD that are from Year 2020. Asked many forums, company attorneys, even called USCIS and was told I am eligible to travel under 30-day rule, automatic visa revalidation. Filed H1b extension with premium processing along with H4 extension & H4 EAD all together during end of March. Hi Kumar, We(including children) have applied for h4 in Feb 28th 2020.. July 30: EAD status changed to “New Card is being produced”, H4 status changed to “Case is Approved”, July 31: EAD status changed to “Card has been mailed”. I thought since my EAD was outside of normal processing time (more than 2 months late), they would approve both H4 and ead together once they get to my H4. Can she get VISA re-stamped there? Go to Mexico. Thanks to Navisha for sharing the below.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'redbus2us_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_13',137,'0','0'])); Using the below experiences, we have put up Stats like Average processing time by Service center, so that you get an idea. Thanks to user ‘MG‘ for sharing the experience in comments. Guidelines on Fees and Processing Times. I have been tracking the cases for quite a while now. Many are still waiting. However, the status on the EAD got updated on 08/16/2019 to say that they have received documents that are being reviewed by the officer, 08/21/2019: H4 status said Fingerprint review completed, 09/03/2019: EAD status said New Card is being Produced, 09/09/2019: EAD card received in the post with I-797 approval for I-765, 09/09/2019: called USCIS about H4 status since no change was observed since 08/16 and were informed that H4 was approved on 09/03/2019 as well, but has not been shipped yet. I don’t think USCIS is approving any expedite requests without biometrics (their customer care person confirmed this on one of my calls to them). Anuradha, It usually takes anywhere from 15 to 30 days. Three days after the USCIS made its announcement about the H1B premium processing suspension, it announced that beginning on October 1, 2018, the premium processing fee will increase to $1,410. 4/03 – USCIS received H1/H4 application in PP04/08 – H1B Approved.04/11 – Biometrics notice generated04/18 – Received receipt numbers for H404/25 – Attended Biometrics.05/16 – Received H4 Approval Notice along with H1 Copy. We received H4 EAD card today 7/12 and collected H4 Approval notice from employer’s attorney office today as well. It is recommended that you review that H4 I-539 application form that you submitted or sent to USCIS, so that you can confirm, if all the details are the same. They said that they ahve about 1.3 million pending Biometris appointments to be issued with USCIS as of mid December. How long did it take for you to get approval? is LIN191495XXXX. UNITED STATES 28 Aug 18 . I know that recent applications have now been getting processed faster. Sonu, H1B transfer is not directly related to H4. We have medical emergency going on since our son is getting hospitalized for a major procedure. April 16- H1 and H4 extensions submitted in PP @ NSC. Hi, I have been calling USCIS from past few days to verify my new address have been reflected in their database or not and also to raise a expedite request on my case, but the automated system is not connecting the call with the agent. H4 EAD and H4 Approved on August 2nd. Folks, employer's attorney claims that there is no such thing as H4 premium processing. You can check USCIS Official StakeHolder Message on Biometrics, Jul 20, 2020 : USCIS shared that they plan to open Application Support Centers (ASCs) in phases starting from second week of July. Just hoping it gets approved soon. Starting April 3, 2017, USCIS will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B petitions. Think about it, you are just requesting, nothing else. I heard from ppl, if H1 is approved after Finger print, H4 will also get approved, but it didnt happen in my case. Every time I requested expedite, it got denied. Didnt know what would happen to my applications. Like all other cases H4 case status is not updated. Alex, It is sad that the customer service is not helping much. H4 ead is expiring on September 30th so I tried to expedite but got rejected same day. 08/23/2019 – The Post Office picked up mail containing your new card. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The cost for premium processing for eligible immigration applicants will rise from $1,440 to $2,500. Any feed back is appreciated.. any one know how long will the Standalone H4 EAD extension will take to complete.. is that also the same process of typical H4 EAD Extension with Biometrics etc.. Jesna Tom, I am in the same boat as you…Did you receive your EAD approval by now?If so, when ?? 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Some of the receipt numbers before mine were from April 18th while my receipt date was for April 17th. You must send the paper application by mail or courier. There are few scenarios with H4, H4 EAD and travel, read Travel out of US with H4 Extension, COS or H4 EAD Pending ? Here is an update about biometric appointments with USCIS. Did not reach out to senator or anyone. Why US Visa Status on CEAC says Refused for 221g ? Options ? U.S. You can try to reach out to congressman and see, if something can be done. IMO your case might have been already approved but it does not reflect on the website. (Been in expedited status for 2 weeks now). Any Idea if “Finger Print Accepted ” Or “Finger Print Proccess” Or anything thats updated in USCIS online Portel? As long as you have the notice, you are good to go and give the biometrics. 2. H4 Biometrics appointment done on May 10th. Received H4 Approval and H4 EAD approval on Aug 8th. But no official letter from them and didn’t make it due to office closure. Thanks to user ‘Finally’ for sharing the experience in comments. It’s all random and there is no process. Hi Priya, did you get your card in mail ? I just wanted to share my ead and h4 experience with Nebraska center. Hi, I am currently on H4 visa and filed for EAD renewal. USCIS Will No Longer Premium Process H-4s and L-2s filed with H-1B and L-1 Petitions The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) reports that USCIS will no longer continue its “courtesy practice” of providing premium processing service to H-4 and L-2 applications (Form I-539) filed concurrently with H-1B and L-1 petitions (Form I-129). Letter provided by employer, All of a sudden on 8/21 –Fingerprint review completed on USCIS website, 8/26–Senator contacted uscis, but uscis asked for same details when I called on 8/8, 8/29– contacted uscis again for status updates. Suspension is the H1B start date.. 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