For over a decade, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has generally issued advance parole (AP) on its employment authorization document (EAD) for qualifying applicants who are seeking adjustment of status. The EAD carried a notation at the bottom indicating that it serves as advance parole, allowing the holder to reenter the United States following a trip abroad.
Now, purportedly in an effort to reduce growing EAD backlogs, USCIS is often sending EAD and AP documentation separately. The EAD will still come in the form of a card but will say “not valid for reentry to U.S.” The AP will come separately on an 8/5 x 11” sheet of paper with a photo of the applicant. The paper AP approval will need to be presented, along with the foreign passport, upon return to the U.S. Below is a client flyer created by the American Immigration Lawyers Association within further explanation.
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