USCIS will end the 540-day automatic extension to work authorizations
Work authorization applications have been backlogged for quite some time. USCIS cannot keep
up with the number of applications they receive, causing EAD recipients to fear losing
employment due to their work permit expirations. However, USCIS created a temporary rule
allowing an automatic extension of 540 days for some employment authorization renewals filed
before October 26, 2023. Renewal applications filed after October 26, 2023, will receive an
automatic 180-day extension.
To be eligible for the extension, your work permit application must be filed before it expires and
be under a qualifying category. Some of these categories are pending asylum applications,
pending adjustment of status, granted TPS, refugee, and asylee. For a more detailed list of the
qualifying categories, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/eadautoextend.
If you or anyone you know would benefit from the automatic extension, please call Pikes Peak
Immigration to schedule a consultation.