Current USCIS processing times of EAD with Pending I-485 Application for 2020

Processing times last updated on : September 27, 2020 (GMT)
Latest processing times for I-485 EAD are daily pulled from USCIS website.
Below are the Processing times for I-485 EAD by USCIS Service Center. Also, read common FAQs onthe processing times at the end.

California Service Center (CSC, WAC)

I-485 EAD Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
EAD - Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status3.5 Months - 5.5 MonthsApril 27, 2020

If your I-485 EAD application was filed at California Service Center (CSC, WAC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


National Benefits Center (NBC)

I-485 EAD Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
EAD - Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status5.5 Months - 7.5 MonthsFebruary 13, 2020

If your I-485 EAD application was filed at National Benefits Center (NBC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


Nebraska Service Center (NSC, LIN)

I-485 EAD Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
EAD - Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status4 Months - 6 MonthsApril 02, 2020

If your I-485 EAD application was filed at Nebraska Service Center (NSC, LIN) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


Texas Service Center (TSC, SSC, SRC)

I-485 EAD Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
EAD - Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status1.5 Months - 5 MonthsApril 30, 2020

If your I-485 EAD application was filed at Texas Service Center (TSC, SSC, SRC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


Vermont Service Center (VSC, ESC, EAC)

I-485 EAD Case TypeProcessing TimeService Request Date
EAD - Pending I-485 Adjustment of Status4.5 Months - 6.5 MonthsMarch 27, 2020

If your I-485 EAD application was filed at Vermont Service Center (VSC, ESC, EAC) on or before Service Request Date in above processing times table, you can raise a Service Request with USCIS as a follow up. Click on the below button to raise the same.


What are these processing times for EAD with pending I-485 Application ?

These processing times for EAD related to pending I-485 are daily updated from USCIS processing times webpage.

What is the category of EAD that are related to I-485 pending application ?

The category code for I-765 application form for EAD with pending I-485 application is (c)(9)

What is the average processing time for EAD for C9 Category - with Pending I-485 ?

Based on current processing times, it can take anywhere from 3 to 7 months. It totally varies by the service center. Check the above processing times on the page.

Do we get 180 Days automatic Extension for EAD with pending I-485 ?

yes, you get 180 days automatic extension for (c)(9) category of EAD card. Meaning, you can work for up to 180 days when the EAD application pending with USCIS after your current EAD card expires

Is there premium processing for EAD applications with USCIS ?

No, there is no option for premium processing for EAD applications. You can only expedite, if you meet the criteria for expediting applications with USCIS.

What can I do, if the processing time for EAD is longer than the processing times at a Service Center ?

You can raise a service request with USCIS for them to review that your application exceeded the average processing time at a service center. They will look into that request after you raised it to process the same