EAD

Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

What is an EAD?

What is an EAD?  

Certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which authorizes them to work legally in the U.S. during the time the EAD is valid.  

Why does my new EAD look different than my prior one 

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USCIS Publishes Notice On Filing Procedures for Automatic Extension of Existing EADs for Liberians

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 55 (Thursday, March 21, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17423-17427]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06519]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[CIS No. 2534-13; DHS Docket No. USCIS-2011-0014]
RIN 1615-ZB21

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USCIS Notice on Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 242 (Monday, December 17, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74687-74688]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30340]

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[OMB Control Number 1615-0040]

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Ombudsman’s Office Now Requires Form DHS 7001 for Employment Authorization Cases

The Ombudsman's Office requests that customers submit Form DHS 7001 for all cases, including those related to applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EAD). Form DHS 7001 is required by the Ombudsman’s Office for compliance with applicable privacy rules.

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Change of status from L-2 to H-4

I was on L-2 visa till present. I got my EAD few months back, which expires in April 2013. But I had to Adjust my Status to H-4 as my spouse's visa got changed to H-1.Can I work with my EAD as it has got validity till 2013? Is there any other way that I can work in this country?

H-4 holders can not use the EAD they received while on L-2. If you can, change to H-1.

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L-2 visa and EAD processing

I am in USA on L2 visa and I intend to start interviewing/ working immediately. For the EAD application, do I have to apply it before I interview or does the employer apply on my behalf once they make an offer? What are the processing times for EAD? I still haven't got my SSN but have scheduled the appointment for SSN. Should I apply for EAD after the SSN is approved or soon after SSN application?

You should apply (not the employer) for the EAD ASAP. Processing times are on USCIS web site.

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USCIS Redesigns EAD Document And Certificate of Citizenship

State-of-the-art technology will deter counterfeiting, obstruct tampering, and facilitate quick and accurate authentication

Released Oct. 25, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud.

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L-2 Visa without EAD

I have come here with my husband who is on L-1 visa. I have L-2 visa. What work opportunities are there if I have no EAD. Second,I have gone to the office to get SSN. But the lady there told me that I don't require that and they refused to give me.What could be the reason I didn't get that. Can I apply for EAD if I don't have SSN? I'm here in US for 6 months. I want to work as I have done my MBA.

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Can I apply for H4 visa for spouse while on EAD?

My I -485 is pending since 2007, on EB3. My I-140 approved in Nov 2007. I did not for I-485 for my spouse and dependents as they were not in USA. I am working on EAD and I do not have H1B. My Question is can I apply for H4 visa for my spouse, as I am legally working on EAD? I heard that people on student visa can bring their spouse on dependent visa.

You can have them apply for H-4 only if you go to an H-1 (you can). An F-1 is difficult if you have an AOS pending.

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