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USCIS Increases Automatic Extension Period of Work Permits for Certain Applicants

Updated: Aug 1, 2022

May 3, 2022; USCIS has announced a Temporary Final Rule that grants Automatic Extension of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) for Certain Renewal Applicants! The extension will be effective on May 4, 2022; increasing the 180 day extension to 540 days. This provides more certainty for businesses in retaining workers.

How should your business respond?

  • Identify who is eligible by looking at the categories on USCIS site

  • Understand the I-9 process and calendar expirations

  • Follow up with workers for ongoing employment authorization, which may include using this Auto-extension rule requiring them to provide evidence of pending EAD for extension of same classification (receipt notice).

  • Be prepared, get training! This news and more is covered in our 1-9 Administrator Training.


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