USCIS Addresses Work Permit Limbo With Longer Automatic Extensions

Published by on April 30, 2024

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced changes to the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization documents (EADs), saving nearly 800,000 EAD renewal applicants from a lapse in work authorization. Automatic extensions will now go up to 540 days, a significant improvement from the previous 180-day period.

USCIS estimates that approximately 60,000 to 80,000 employers across the U.S. would have been negatively impacted as a result of the lapse.

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