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Current H4 EAD Processing Time for H1B Dependents, Form I-765

H4 EAD processing time

This page displays the current processing time for H4 EAD applications across all USCIS service centers. This includes standalone I-765 applications as well as H4 EAD applications filed with a status change (I-539). This data is updated daily based on USCIS processing time.

Table of Contents: H4 EAD Processing Time

To begin, identify the service center handling your request by referring to the initial three letters of your H4 EAD receipt number. Then, use the following tables to find the processing time for your I-765 application.

  • WAC/CSC: California Service Center

  • LIN/NSC: Nebraska Service Center

  • SRC/TSC: Texas Service Center

  • EAC/VSC: Vermont Service Center

  • YSC/PSC: Potomac Service Center

  • MSC/NBC: National Benefits Center

H4 EAD Processing Time (Standalone Application)

The following table shows the H4 EAD processing time for standalone I-765 applications. You can read about the complete H4 EAD application process here.

H4 EAD Processing Time (with Change of Status)

The following table shows the H4 EAD processing time for the applications filed with the H4 change of status (I-539). You can read about the concurrent filing of H4 visa and H4 EAD here.

If you believe your case is taking longer than the processing times mentioned above, you can request a USCIS case inquiry. Additionally, if you have a valid reason, you can request expedited processing for your H4 EAD application. You can read more about these options in detail in the next blog.

If you have a unique H4 EAD filing experience, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below. Your insights could be helpful to others.

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