USCIS Announces Increased Automatic Extension Period for Certain EAD Applicants

May 10, 2022
Insights for Employers

USCIS has announced that they increased the automatic extension period for certain applicants to extend their employment authorization documents (EADs). The increase, which is effective immediately, allows for an automatic extension period of up to 540 days and applies to all of the categories which were previously eligible for an 180 day automatic extension of the EADs upon the timely filing of an application for an extension. Eligible categories include those with asylum applications pending, pending applications for adjustment of status, and spouses of certain H-1B nonimmigrants whose H-4 status has not yet expired. 

An automatic EAD extension under this rule will depend on the following elements:

Please feel free to contact our offices for additional information and for instructions in completing the Form I-9 for automatically extended EADs based on this rule.