USCIS Temporarily Increases Automatic EAD extension up to 540 days

Update July 7, 2022 USCIS has informed the public that some applicants may have received incorrect receipt notices showing the outdated 180-day automatic extension instead of the current 540-day automatic extension. The incorrect receipt notices were issued between May 4, 2022 and June 2, 2022. Affected applicants should be receiving the correct notices by the third week of July. Sample...

Settlement Reached: H-4 EAD Renewals Now Also Qualifies For Automatic 180-Day extension and L-2s Get Work Authorization Without EAD.

Update May 12, 2022 On Nov. 12, 2021, USCIS issued a policy announcement to clarify that it will consider E and L spouses to be employment authorized based on their valid E or L nonimmigrant status. Since the November 2021 announcement, the Department of Homeland Security added new Class of Admission (COA) codes to distinguish between E and L spouses and children. As of Jan. 30, 2022, USCIS and...

USCIS Processing Update: H-4 / H-4 EAD

Update November 15, 2022 Kudos to USCIS for improving the processing speed of both H-4s and H-4 EADs. Below is a sample stand-alone H-4 and H-4 EAD filed on August 11, 2022. Both were approved at the same time on November 4, 2022. Update March 8, 2022 Sample H-4 approval which was filed on August 12, 2021. This is a stand-alone filing without H-4 EAD. about 6 months wait. Update February 11,...