A temporary policy aimed at easing case backlogs by providing longer automatic extensions of some workers’ employment authorization documents will expire today, Oct. 26.

Key Points:

  • A Temporary Final Rule, published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in May 2022, increased the automatic employment authorization extension for certain renewal applicants to 540 days.
  • Immigration groups had advocated for the temporary rule to be extended beyond today, but USCIS decided to let it lapse.

Additional Information: As BAL reported in August, applicants who filed for extensions of employment authorization in certain classifications on or before today are still eligible for extensions of up to 540 days. Those who file after today will be eligible for automatic extensions of up to 180 days.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice Group.

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