How long will it take to receive my work authorization card?
QUESTION: I have filed my I-485 green card application, along with an application for work authorization. I was fingerprinted by immigration last week. How long will it take to receive my work authorization card?
THE IMMIGRATION ANSWER MAN – ARI SAUER: For applications for work authorization (I-765) that are based upon an Application for Adjustment of Status (I-485, also called a green card application) are required, by regulation, to be adjudicated by USCIS within 90 days. This means that USCIS must either approve the application, deny the application, or issue a Request for Evidence (RFE), within 90 days of the receipt date on the receipt notice. If it has been 75 days from the receipt date for your application, and you have not received notice that your case was adjudicated, or you did not receive an RFE, then you or your attorney can contact the USCIS National Customer Service Center and request that a referral be submitted to the Service Center handling the application so that your application will be adjudicated within the 90 day period.
It is always recommended that you file applications to renew the work authorization card 120 days before the expiration date on your current work authorization card.
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