Boyfriend is Australian, had an E3 visa to work in the US. He is waiting for green card and premium EAD. Was told by lawyers EAD would arrive in 3-5 months, apply for it anyways though we have a trip in August. They said don’t worry, it will arrive in time. 6 months later, it hasn’t arrived, and he’s told it will arrive in 7-8 months rather than 3-5. Trip involved a cruise, most of it won’t be refunded, so for both of us combined $8k is wasted.
There is a potential it will arrive in August, but we’re not sure if we want to risk it. We have to cancel everything this week to avoid losing more money and get more of the trip refunded.
My questions are:
Would he be allowed back into the country if he doesn’t have ead, green card isn’t processed and as a result becomes abandoned? Is his work visa still valid?
What are the chances ead or green card would come in time?
Is there anything else that can be done to speed things up or get an update? His company’s lawyers seem clueless. He’s been expedited and is premium.
For other options, please check with the company’s lawyer.