US Citizenship and Immigration Services (used to be BCIS, INS)

EAD delayed - options

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If EAD approval is delayed and the employment is no longer valid unless the EAD is received by USCIS, then the employer has to terminate the employee. Can the company send the employee on leave without pay temporarily until the EAD is received? Both can be done, and it is up to the company how they want to handle the case.


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The employer can put the employee on unpaid leave to avoid unauthorized work. Termination is also an option but not mandatory. The company decides between leave and termination.


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Effective April 1, 2024, USCIS centralized the intake process of Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, and related filings under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for self-petitioning abused spouses, children, and parents at the Nebraska Service Center.

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USCIS recently updated the following USCIS form(s):

Form I-941, Application for Entrepreneur Parole

05/06/2024 09:40 AM EDT

Edition Date: 05/06/24. Starting July 8, USCIS will accept only the 05/06/24 edition. Until then, you can also use the 04/01/24 and 07/21/22 editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

For more information, please visit the Forms Updates page.

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