An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), also known as a work permit, offers substantial flexibility while you wait for your adjustment of status to process. Explore the possibilities that an EAD provides, from work opportunities to getting a driver’s license.
Are you contemplating a job change while your I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status is pending? This can be a tricky situation, full of legal complexities and nuances. You may also be wondering about the potential of leveraging your approved Employment Authorization Document (EAD) in this scenario. This blog post aims to demystify these issues, but it’s crucial to remember that specific advice should always be sought from an immigration attorney or expert due to the unique nature of every case.
The H4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) has been a topic of great importance and debate within the immigration community. Designed to provide work authorization for certain spouses of H1B visa holders, the H4 EAD has empowered thousands of individuals to pursue their professional aspirations and contribute to the U.S. economy. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the significance of the H4 EAD, its benefits, and the recent developments surrounding its existence.
On January 30, 2023, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced new designs for both green card and employment authorization documents (EAD cards) to improve security. The current card design was introduced in May 2017, and USCIS plans to issue redesigned cards every three to five years as part of its fraud prevention program. Read the details of this announcement here.
On October 20, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provided updated guidance on expedited work authorization (EAD) procedures for qualifying healthcare and childcare workers. The expedited process has been extended to include healthcare workers and childcare workers with valid immigration status and an initial Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization that has been pending for over 90 days.
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 an effort to assist employers in calculating new EAD expiration dates for employees eligible for automatic extensions, USCIS has created an EAD Automatic Extension Calculator. If you are an employee, the calculator will help you determine your employee’s eligibility. Find out how to calculate your employee’s new EAD expiration date here.
On May 3, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary increase to the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) renewal applicants to up to 540 days. The temporary increase takes effect on May 4, 2022, and is set to expire on Oct. 27, 2023. See if you qualify for the automatic 540-day EAD extension.
Looking to expedite your work and travel authorization? Here’s your comprehensive guide on how to navigate the USCIS process, understanding when and how to request expedited processing.
As of November 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has extended automatic work authorization incident to status to include the spouses of both E Visa and L Visa holders. Find out what this means for your qualifying spouse.