Client Flyer: The Temporary 540-Day EAD Extension Rule

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Client Flyer: The Temporary 540-Day EAD Extension Rule

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In a rule effective May 4, 2022, USCIS temporarily increased the automatic extension period for employment authorization documents (EADs) from 180 to 540 days. The temporary rule applies to certain categories and applies only to those who timely file qualifying renewal applications until October 26, 2023. After October 26, 2023, USCIS intends to revert to 180-day automatic extensions.

Because many employers and employees continue to express uncertainty about the 540-day extension, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) produced the below client flyer, intended to serve as a concise resource providing necessary information to both noncitizens and their employers.

The AILA client flyer is reproduced below. Current clients are welcome to contact us with questions. If you are not a current client and wish to discuss how the automatic EAD extensions affect your situation, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.

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