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Is the pending i-485-based EAD still valid?

Is the pending i-485-based EAD still valid?

If this timely filing does not happen for any reason, the EAD may still be renewed as long as the I-485 is pending. One may need another valid nonimmigrant status, like the H1B or L-1 to be able to continue working legally while in the United States. What is the Validity Period of the EAD? The validity period is stated on the EAD.

How many applications are pending for EB2 in India?

Per CATO Institute, Estimations show that that there are around 560,000+ applications pending in the EB2 category for FY2020. Similarly for EB3 India category 130,000+ applications are in backlog.

What happens if I-485 AOS application is denied?

USCIS denies pending advance parole applications (I-131) if you travel overseas. If you do not have a visa to re-enter USA without AP, USCIS may also deny your pending i-485 AOS (Adjustment of status) application if you leave USA. You can find many forums filled with I-131 denial discussions.

Can you travel with a pending i485 visa?

You can travel and your pending i485 (with or without Advance parole) will not be abandoned if you have one of these visa types to re-enter the USA: Work visas like H1B and its dependent H4, L-1, and its dependent L2.

Can a EAD be requested if the I-485 is still pending?

The EAD can also be requested later, as long as the I-485 is still pending (even if the priority date is not current at the time of the EAD request.) The I-485 application cannot be filed unless there is a proper basis.

Can a I-485 application be filed on a proper basis?

The I-485 application cannot be filed unless there is a proper basis. For employment-based cases, this is usually when an immigrant worker petition (I-140) is being filed or has been approved and if the priority date is current.

Can a H-1B visa holder travel while I-485 is pending?

H1B Travel while I-485 is Pending. Many H-1B visa holders who have filed I-485 applications are finding difficulty identifying the proper procedure of reentry into the United States after traveling abroad. However there are two possibilities that can occur depending on the specific visa status.

What happens if my I-485 application is denied?

While you can stay and work in the U.S. using an EAD lawfully in this situation, it is only valid while the I-485 is pending. If your I-485 application is denied for any reason, you are automatically without any legal status. Q: What if my new employer doesn’t sponsor my H1/L1 extension?