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Hi, i am on H1b visa and have applied for AOS based on immigration. I was having EAD and AP which got approved on 5/22/2016 based on my pending I-485 which i never used is lost. Now, if i want to switch from H1 to immigration EAD what is the procedure of filing for replacement ead and ap. Is it necessary to apply for both ead and ap for replacement or just ead is ok. what are the steps, documents which i need to send
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
u there
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

Sorry for the delay. I just ask that if it is bad news that you not shoot the messenger. Shooting the messenger is either leaving a negative rating (usually reserved for rude or unprofessional experts) or not leaving a positive rating at all.

What is the basis of your AOS? And you got a combo card that had both AP and EAD on it? Will you need the AP any time soon?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
my basis of AOS is my F4 category brother sister immigration based GC got current. Hence i applied for AOS in Oct 2015. Yes i did received a combo card which i lost.I am not in need of AP soon
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

Then for now, just file the I-765 asking for a replacement card stating that you lost the previous one in a simple cover letter. A full filing fee is required but not the biometrics fee. You can still file the I-131 as well, but you would have to also pay the full fee, just not the biometrics fee.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
1. What are the documents needed for EAD replacement
Form G-1145, 2 color photos, copy of i-485 pending, copy of ead approval notice, copy of H1b, driving license , Cover Letter, Fees (How much and how to pay), anything else where do i need to send these documents
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

The G-1143 is not required. The copy of the H-1B and drivers license are not required. The rest of your list is fine. The fee for just the I-765 with no biometrics is $410. You can make a check or money order or cashiers check made out to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security." As to where to file:

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I recommend sending certified return receipt so that you have evidence that they received it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
If i want to apply for both EAD and AP, what Fees, will it be a single cashier's check, what other documents?
Form G-1145(do we need that as we already included in EAD application), I-131, 2 color Pictures(do we need that as we already included in EAD application), copy of i-485 pending (do we need that)
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

It's $575 with the Advance Parole. I personally like to write separate checks. It would go to the same address as the I-765. Also add two more passport-style pictures, but that should be it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My EAD is expiring on 5/22/2018 when can I apply for renewal? At that time i don't need to pay anything right?
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

Usually 90 days before expiration, but no more than 6 months before expiration. And no, you would not have to pay a fee for a renewal.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
am i eligible to apply for renewal on 11/22/17 as my ead is expiring on 5/22/18. can i just wait for a month and apply in that case, i don't need to provide ead copy ya. i can say it's lost
Immigration Lawyer: Guillermo Senmartin, Immigration Attorney replied 7 months ago

Then that's fine. Apply for renewal some time in December just to be on the safe side.

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