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USCIS Will Increase the Maximum Validity Period of Initial and Renewal Employment Authorization Documents to 5 Years for Certain Categories
On Sept. 20, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) made a series of announcements through a Fact Sheet. One of the notable announcements was the increase of the validity period of initial and renewal EADs to 5 years for certain categories of noncitizens. The announcement details that the noncitizens that will receive that increase in validity are the following:Refugees;Asylees;Recipients of withholding of removal;Applicants for asylum;Applicants for adjustment of status; andApplicants for cancellation of removal.The Fact Sheet also states that beginning Oct. 1, 2023, USCIS will dedicate additional resources to decrease the EAD processing times for those who are paroled through CBPOne and the Cuban, Haitian, Nicaraguan, and Venezuelan (CHNV) parole process to 30 days.
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