According to Final Ruling of “Retention of EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 Immigrant Workers and Program Improvements Affecting High-Skilled Non-immigrant Workers” automatic extensions of the validity periods of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766) will be allowed for up to 180 days for individuals who:
• Timely filed to renew an Employment Authorization Document (EAD);
• Are applying to renew an EAD in the same category as the previous EAD (A12 and C19 are considered the same category for this extension); and
• Are in a category that is eligible for the extension.
EAD applications filed under the same category before 1/17/17 are eligible for the 180-day extension.
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