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Automatic Extension of Certain Employment Authorization

USCIS has announced that all applicants renewing their work permits are eligible for an automatic extension if their applications are timely and properly filed on or after Oct. 27, 2023, including pending applications.  As acceptable proof of the automatic extension of employment authorization and/or EAD validity, eligible renewal applicants can present their qualifying EAD and Form I-797C receipt notice indicating the same employment eligibility category as their underlying EAD. In the case of an EAD based on Temporary Protected Status, the EAD, and notice must contain either the A12 (TPS granted) or C19 (TPS applicant) category.

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