expediting employment authorization (green card)

WeWork wesunk
Nov 18 7 Comments

hi! has anyone had success or experience expediting employment authorization (ead) when a green card app is pending? im canadian working in ny, married to an american.

my application went in 6 months ago... im on an O1 visa with my current job. i need to change jobs sooner than i wanted and my lawyer has told me:
1. because my green card is pending i can no longer transfer or apply for a new O1 visa - so i can only work for my present employer
2. my only hope is to request expedited processing for the EAD. i have called USCIS for the past 2 weeks and they are super delayed. they said they would contact back within 5 days and missed that window twice

my lawyer is slammed with all the changes and delays so i wanted to get a second opinion. does the above info ring true? any advice for getting the expedite request approved?

i have 1 offer and several interviewing that i cant take right now.

thank you

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  • WeWork wesunk
    OP
    Re O1 - I used to run a agency that had a lot of global press
    Nov 18 0
  • Aptiv buckeyex4
    Contact Murthy law firm you can get online legal opinion
    Nov 18 0
  • WeWork wesunk
    OP
    Any tips for obtaining the EAD or experiences anyone can share?
    Nov 18 0
  • WeWork wesunk
    OP
    Thnx
    Nov 18 0
  • Citadel Securities wagecuck3
    With pending AOS, it is correct that you can't transfer your O-1. If H-1B is not an option, then that only leaves EAD.
    Nov 18 0
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng __init__()
    What qualified you for O1?
    Nov 18 0
  • WeWork Xtd5r7
    What's your level at WW to be applicable for O1?
    Nov 18 0

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