How much time it takes to get EAD card after approval?


(Saranya Sowrirajan) #1

Hi Anil,
I have been hearing stories from a few who haven’t received the H4 EAD after it is being approved by USCIS. Just curious to know how long does it take currently to receive the H4 EAD card after it is approved. Thanks.


Current H4 EAD, L2 EAD processing times Vermont, Texas, California, Nebraska
(Anil Gupta) #2

Hi @Saranya_Sowrirajan
It takes around 5-21 days for the card to arrive by mail.


(Saranya Sowrirajan) #3

Hi Anil,

Thanks for the prompt reply.

This is after it is approved or after the case status changes to card sent out for printing. I have my H4 EAD valid till September 10th and H4 visa till march 2021,

i am planning to renew H4 EAD on March 10th. Just wondering if i will be able to get the H4 EAD card approved before the current EAD expires.

Last time when i applied for H4 EAD i got the approved H4 EAD card within a month.


(Anil Gupta) #4

The approval processing time varies by service center.

The 5-21 days time is for card to arrive after it has been approved and sent for printing.