Q: Got married recently and applying for AOS and EAD in c09 category
I'm on F1 OPT right now. I just got married and my wife is a US citizen. I am applying for the AOS and will also apply for GC EAD in c09 category. My current OPT EAD will expire on 9th June 2020. Do you think I'll have enough time to receive my new GC EAD assuming I apply by Feb 10th? If I don't receive on time then what are the options I have to avoid stop working during the period between expiration of current EAD and approval of new EAD. I have a really good job and I don't want to leave the job because of any delay in the EAD approval. My employer will also file my H1B application this year. I'm looking for some good opinions to find the best option in this situation. Appreciate your help in this regard.
A: If you properly prepare and file the request for adjustment without errors and omissions, you will be able to receive the EAD prior to the expiration of the existing EAD. USCIS is issuing the EADs in about 5 months for properly filed adjustment of status requests.
However, if your employer is able to file a petition for the FY2021 H-1B, then your OPT will be extended to September 30, 2020.
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