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The USCIS is re-issuing receipt notices to certain EAD renewal applicants

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Starting from February 16, 2017, the USCIS began re-issuing  receipt notices (Form I-797) to all individuals who have been applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) between the dates July 21, 2016 and January 16, 2017. And also, whose applications remain pending in the following categories:

  • (a)(3) Refugee
  • (a)(5) Asylee
  • (a)(7) N-8 or N-9
  • (a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau
  • (a)(10) Withholding of deportation or removal granted
  • (c)(8) Asylum application pending
  • (c)(9) Pending adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  • (c)(10) Suspension of deportation applicants (filed before April 1, 1997), cancellation of removal applicants, and special rule cancellation of removal applicants under NACARA
  • (c)(16) Creation of record (Adjustment based on continuous residence since January 1, 1972)
  • (c)(20) Section 210 Legalization (pending Form I-700)
  • (c)(22) Section 245A Legalization (pending Form I-687)
  • (c)(24) LIFE Legalization
  • (c)(31) VAWA self-petitioners

This year, back in January 17, USCIS automatically began extending expiring EADs for more than 180 days for renewal applicants belonging in the above-mentioned categories. The reissued receipt notices will contain:

  • The applicant’s EAD eligibility category;
  • The notice date (the date USCIS reissued the receipt notice)
  • The receipt date (the date USCIS received the EAD renewal application)
  • New information about the 180-day EAD extension.

In order to prove that they are already authorized for employment, all applicants may present the reissued receipt notice with their expired EAD to their employer as a List A document for the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility.

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