USCIS will issue a temporary final rule providing that the automatic extension period applicable to expiring EADs for certain renewal applicants who have filed Form I-765 will be increased from up to 180 days to up to 540 days from the expiration date stated on their EADs.
This increase will be available to eligible renewal applicants (all renewal applicants who could take advantage of the 180 day period can also take advantage of the new 540 day period) with pending Forms I-765 as of 5/4/22, including those applicants whose employment authorization may have lapsed following the initial 180-day extension period, and any eligible applicant who files a renewal Form I-765 during the 540-day period beginning on or after 5/4/22, and ending 10/26/23. The temporary final rule will be published in the Federal Register on 5/4/22. Comments will be accepted through 7/5/22.
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