USCIS to Reissue Receipts to EAD Renewal Applicants 

On February 16, 2017, USCIS began reissuing receipts to individuals who applied to renew their Employment Authorization Document between July 21, 2016 and January 16, 2017, and whose applications remain pending in the following categories: 
(a)(3) Refugee

(a)(5) Asylee

(a)(7) N-8 or N-9

(a)(8) Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau

(a)(10) Withholding of deportation or removal granted

(c)(8) Asylum application pending

(c)(9) Pending adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

(c)(10) Suspension of deportation applicants (filed before April 1, 1997), cancellation of removal applicants, and special rule cancellation of removal applicants under NACARA

(c)(16) Creation of record (Adjustment based on continuous residence since January 1, 1972)

(c)(20) Section 210 Legalization (pending Form I-700)

(c)(22) Section 245A Legalization (pending Form I-687)

(c)(24) LIFE Legalization

(c)(31) VAWA self-petitioners

The reissued receipt notices will contain: 

The applicant’s EAD eligibility category;

The receipt date, which is the date USCIS received the EAD renewal application and which employers must use to determine whether the automatic EAD extension applies;

The notice date, which is the date USCIS reissued the receipt notice; and

New information about the 180-day EAD extension.  

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