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.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can take 6-12 months to approve and issue work and travel authorization documents. In some cases, delays in processing can create significant hardships for organizations, families, and individuals. In qualifying situations, USCIS may expedite the processing of your work and/or travel authorization. Here’s how it works.
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.