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 employer, the calculator will help you determine your employee’s eligibility. Find out how to calculate your employee’s new EAD expiration date here.
What is the automatic EAD extension?
Qualifying employees who timely file USCIS Form I-765, to renew their employment authorization may receive an up to a 540-day automatic extension of their employment authorization. The employment authorization renewal must be for the same employment eligibility Category Code as the current EAD, except that for EADs with an A12 or C19 Category, the EAD renewal application can have either A12 or C19.
When does the automatic EAD extension begin?
The automatic EAD extension begins on the card expiration date and generally continues for up to 540 days unless USCIS denies the renewal application earlier.
Who qualifies for the automatic EAD extension?
Employees in the following categories may qualify for an automatic EAD extension: A03, A05, A07, A08, A10, A17, A18, C08, C09, C10, C16, C20, C22, C24, C26, C31, A12, and C19.
How do I calculate the new EAD Expiration Date?
You can calculate your employee’s new EAD expiration date with your employee’s Form I-9 and EAD expiration date HERE.
Additional Outside Resources
- USCIS Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Automatic Extension Calculator
- Automatic Extensions of Employment Authorization and/or Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in Certain Circumstances
- Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
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