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USCIS Decoupling Adjudication of EADs and Advance Paroles to Expedite EAD Issuance

March 2, 2022 Leave a comment

Deviating from its practice of issuing “combo card” for EAD and Advance Parole approvals, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is now processing and approving the two applications separately. USCIS stated that the processing change is intentional as it is working through the EAD backlog and is prioritizing EAD adjudication as it seeks to avoid applicants experiencing a lapse or prolonged lapse in employment authorization.

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USCIS Clarification on Advance Parole & International Travel

March 2, 2019 Leave a comment

In light of the numerous denials of Advance Parole applications due to international travel by applicants even in possession of a valid Advance Parole, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently amended its policy.

Under the revised policy, which came into effect in February 2019, if an applicant files Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an Advance Parole document and departs the United States without possession of an Advance Parole document that is valid for the entire time the applicant is abroad, his or her Form I-131 will be considered abandoned.  At times, an individual may have an approved Advance Parole document while a second one is pending. Individuals may travel on the approved Advance Parole document, provided the document is valid for the entire duration of their time abroad.  The pending Form I-131 will not be considered abandoned in this situation.

Significant Delays in EAD and Advance Parole Adjudication at USCIS

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Applicants waiting to receive EAD and/or Advance Parole card/approvals are experiencing delays.  Almost all USCIS Service Centers are taking three (3) months for processing these applications.  Since these applications could be filed 120 days prior to expiration, it is prudent to file an EAD and/or an AP application at least 110-120 days before the expiration or if seeking an EAD or AP for the first time.  It is important to note that applicants who filed a renewal EAD application and have an expired EAD are not authorized to work and should not work.  Doing so will be considered unauthorized employment and could result in penalties and cancellation of immigration benefits.

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