Some questions about LS EAD processing:

  1. How long is the processing time?
  2. Filed mid-September still no response.
  3. What are the formal ways of finding out on the status of the EAD application?

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According to this USCIS page, they have 90 days to make a decision, but if they require extra documentation from you then the 90-day clock resets back to zero when they receive that documentation from you.

As noted by user102008, USCIS has abandoned the 90-day processing timeframe.
Instead, you can check on current processing time at the USCIS Processing Time Information page.
You'll need to know which office or service center your application was submitted to.

You can also check on the status of your application through this USCIS page.

  • The regulations for 90-day EAD processing timeframe were removed in January 2017. Maybe that page is outdated.
    – user102008
    Nov 21, 2017 at 6:25
  • @user102008 - any idea where I'd find some reference to the new regs?
    – brhans
    Nov 21, 2017 at 17:34
  • It's part of a huge set of changes (federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/18/2016-27540/…); you can find it buried in there somewhere
    – user102008
    Nov 21, 2017 at 19:42

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