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desi145 said:Based on my time-line I can infer that EAD is not dependent on FBI name check results.
As soon as you apply 485, they trigger your name check. usually FBI name check results take 1-2 weeks (my wife got results back in 2 days), but mine took more than one year. Even then, I did get EAD/AP in 2 months.
485 applided 12/2003
name check started 12/2003
EAD/AP approved 2/2004
Finger Prints 4/2004
name check completed 2/2005