Will I get GC EAD on time?

Intuit leetleet
Sep 16 12 Comments

STEM OPT is ending August 2020, interviewing FAANG.

One company’s lawyers are saying PERM will take 1+ yr and then 6 months to get EAD, so I shouldn’t apply for GC now. If I fail it will be hard to apply for Masters and get OPT again.

But seeing 2-3 months for PERM posted online, and can get premium processing for I140 and AOS concurrently. (not Indian/Chinese)

What is your experience with time it took to get GC EAD?
Is it possible to transfer to other office for FAANG while GC is processing and come back when EAD is approved?

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TOP 12 Comments
  • Google ptnI54
    Listen to your lawyers. Don’t listen to the guys here.
    Sep 16 4
    • Intuit visatrbl
      Intuit lawyers were telling me it’s impossible to apply for GC from F1, and interviewing company seems to want to convince me to sign without negotiating GC so I lost my faith in them lol. Wanted to hear people’s experience
      Sep 16
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      headbanger

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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      Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
      headbangermore
      It’s very possible and the lawyer just wants to make extra money on H1 application. The only problem is what you’ve mentioned: timing! If your EAD doesn’t arrive in time, you’ll have to go on unpaid leave. This can affect the business and it’s a legit concern for your employer. But hey, a few months of gap ain’t gonna kill anyone.
      Sep 17
    • Intuit visatrbl
      I don’t mind unpaid leave. But I know Snap for example cancels GC processing and kicks you out if you don’t get EAD on time, not sure about FAANG
      Sep 17
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      headbanger

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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      Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
      headbangermore
      If more than 180 days has passed since 485 was filed, then the employer cannot revoke I140 and you can invoke AC21 and find the same/similar job at another company. But before then, it’s very crucial that the employer does not revoke 140. We had a similar situation at Broadcom and they were ok with a 3 month unpaid leave. Each company is different when it comes to something like this.
      Sep 17
  • Amazon Password.
    Submitting 485 on a non dual intent status can be risky
    Sep 16 1
    • Broadcom Ltd. / Eng
      headbanger

      Broadcom Ltd. Eng

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      Intel, Broadcom Ltd.
      headbangermore
      That’s a myth for the company lawyers to make extra money on H1. People who get married to US citizens do it all the time. As a matter of fact, you can go from any status to GC. There are time restrictions on it though. First of all, you cannot file a 485 within 90 days of your last entry on a non immigrant status. Secondly, as you can see in OP’s concern, your non immigrant status may expire before your EAD/AP combo card arrives in mail. You’ll be in AOS status but you cannot work or travel until you have the EAD/AP card in hand.
      Sep 17
  • Google / Eng
    Qlan

    Google Eng

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    Google
    Qlanmore
    PERM shouldn’t take 1 year. 3-4 months if no audit, +3-5 months with audit.
    Sep 16 2
    • Apple Hansel2
      Pls don’t mislead. The DOL pwd alone is taking 4+ months now (check the portal), followed by 60-90 days AFTER which one can submit for PERM, which takes 3-4 months. I’m not sure why you guys are not including the first 2 stages in the timeline
      Sep 16
    • Intuit visatrbl
      Can the pwd etc take shorter if the company is hiring year round? That’s what I heard for Google
      Sep 17
  • Roku cruella
    What’s stopping you from doing both h1 and gc at same time?
    Sep 16 1
    • Intuit visatrbl
      I’ll be trying H1 for sure, but if I don’t get it and my F1 expires while GC is processing, it will be hard to get another F1 for masters approved
      Sep 16