USCIS Issues Updated Policy Guidance on Employment Authorization for Certain Adjustment Applicants

USCIS updated policy guidance in its Policy Manual to increase the amount of time a grant of employment authorization is valid for applicants seeking adjustment of status under Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

The policy alert notes:

“However, in the interest of reducing the burden on both the agency and the public, because the current median processing time for certain adjustment of status applications is close to or greater than 1 year, USCIS will now issue initial and renewal EADs to adjustment applicants that are valid for 2 years. Replacement EADs will not be affected by this update; USCIS will continue to issue replacement EADs with the same validity dates as the original EAD.”

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 21060933.

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