When you file a USCIS Form I-485 Application to Adjust Status to a US Permanent Resident (Green Card) along with USICS Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization and USCIS Form I-131 Application for Travel Authorization concurrently (At the same time), USCIS will adjudicate the I-765 Application for Employment Authorization first. If approved, USCIS will issue the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) without joint travel authorization. They will then adjudicate Form I-131 Application for Travel Authorization separately.
In many cases, this means you will receive updates about your I-131 Application for Travel Authorization several weeks or months after your EAD is approved. USCIS adjudicates these applications separately to reduce EAD processing times. You should not inquire about your travel authorization unless it is outside the listed processing times or you have an urgent need for travel.
Additional Outside Resources
- USCIS FORM I-131, Application for Travel Document
- USCIS Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
- USCIS Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
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