USCIS Update: Extension of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Period to 5 Years for Specific Categories

USCIS Update: Extension of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Validity Period to 5 Years for Specific Categories

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced updates to the Policy Manual that extend the validity of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to 5 years for certain categories of noncitizens. The changes are aimed at reducing application backlogs and enhancing employment eligibility protocols.

USCIS Provides New Guidance on Employment Authorization Documents for Applicants under Compelling Circumstances

USCIS Provides New Guidance on Employment Authorization Documents for Applicants under Compelling Circumstances

June 14, 2023 – USCIS has released new policy guidance on the eligibility criteria for initial and renewal applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in compelling circumstances. This guidance covers eligibility requirements, potential compelling circumstances, and the evidence necessary to demonstrate these circumstances. Stay updated on these critical immigration changes and learn what they could mean for your status and employment opportunities in the U.S.

USCIS Update: USCIS Resumes Bundling of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765 for Concurrent Filings
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USCIS Update: USCIS Resumes Bundling of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765 for Concurrent Filings

Learn about the significant USCIS policy change following the Edakunni v. Mayorkas settlement, enabling the concurrent processing of Form I-129, I-539, and I-765, and its implications for H-4 and L-2 dependents.

USCIS Update: USCIS Announces Temporary Increase: Automatic 540-Day EAD Extension Explained
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USCIS Update: USCIS Announces Temporary Increase: Automatic 540-Day EAD Extension Explained

USCIS has introduced a temporary extension, boosting the automatic renewal period for select Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) to 540 days. Discover the eligibility criteria, the duration of this extension, and what it means for pending renewal applications. Stay ahead with crucial insights into USCIS’s latest announcement.

US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Initiatives to Accelerate Premium Processing and Enhance EAD Processing
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US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Initiatives to Accelerate Premium Processing and Enhance EAD Processing

Discover USCIS’s commitment to increased efficiency and reduced case backlogs as they announce a groundbreaking expansion of premium processing to key form types. This strategic move aligns with the Emergency Stopgap USCIS Stabilization Act and includes Forms I-539, I-765, and additional classifications under Form I-140. The phased implementation, set to begin in the fiscal year 2022, aims to provide faster processing and improved access to employment authorization.

US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Measures to Expedite Immigration Processes
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US Immigration Update – USCIS Unveils Strategic Measures to Expedite Immigration Processes

In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, USCIS has announced a series of impactful measures aimed at reducing processing backlogs and enhancing the overall efficiency of immigration procedures. Dive into the details of the strategic steps taken to alleviate delays and provide timely relief to immigration applicants.