The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced a 360-day automatic extension for certain noncitizens who have had their Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications pending for a long time.
The automatic extension applies to noncitizens who have applied for an EAD and whose applications have been pending for 180 days or more as of August 20, 2021. These individuals will now have their EADs automatically extended for an additional 360 days from the date of the original expiration.
This new policy is a welcome relief for noncitizens who have been waiting for months for their EADs to be processed. It will allow them to continue working legally in the United States while their applications are being reviewed.
The USCIS has stated that this automatic extension is a temporary measure and that it will continue to work on processing EAD applications as quickly as possible. However, it is important to note that the automatic extension only applies to noncitizens who have had their applications pending for 180 days or more as of August 20, 2021.
It is important for noncitizens who have applied for an EAD and are waiting for a decision to check their application status regularly to ensure that they are aware of any updates or changes. They should also contact the USCIS if they have any questions or concerns about their application.
Overall, the 360-day automatic extension announced by the USCIS is a positive step towards providing relief to noncitizens who have been waiting for a long time for their EAD applications to be processed. It will allow them to continue working legally in the United States while their applications are being reviewed, and will provide some much-needed stability in these uncertain times.
Applying for a work permit in the United States is important because it allows individuals who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents to legally work in the country. Without a work permit, also known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), noncitizens are not permitted to work in the United States and can face penalties such as fines and even deportation.
Additionally, having a work permit allows noncitizens to contribute to the U.S. economy by paying taxes, and also allows them to gain valuable work experience that can be beneficial to their future career prospects.
It’s important to note that not all noncitizens are eligible for a work permit. Factors such as immigration status, job type, and qualifications all play a role in determining eligibility. This is why noncitizens need to understand the requirements and the process of applying for a work permit.
Our website offers a guide that can help noncitizens determine if they qualify for a work permit. The guide includes information on the different types of work permits, the eligibility requirements, and the application process. It’s a valuable resource for noncitizens who are looking to work in the United States and want to ensure that they are taking the right steps toward obtaining a work permit.
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