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May 5, 2022
US Department of Homeland Security issues rule to increase Automatic Extension of Work Authorization for certain applicants with pending renewals
Effective 4 May 2022, certain applicants with requests to renew their Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) currently pending with US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will receive an increased extension of work authorization from 180 days to 540 days beyond the expiration of their EAD. This temporary measure is intended to address current USCIS processing backlogs and delays of EAD applications. It is also intended to prevent gaps in employment while these applicants await adjudication of their EAD renewal requests.
A Tax Alert prepared by EY Law LLP, and attached below, provides additional details.