Healthcare Workers May Now Request Expedited EAD Processing

Qualifying healthcare workers with a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application may now submit an expedite request for speedy adjudication of the I-765 EAD renewal application.

An applicant may request expedited processing of EAD renewal if:

  • he or she is a qualifying health care worker, and
  • his or her EAD will expire within 30 days or has already expired.

Note: The applicant should review pages 7-9 of the DHS advisory memorandum issued on August 10, 2021 to determine if he or she would qualify as a healthcare worker.

To request an expedite, the applicant must call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833). While requesting an expedite, the applicant must be prepared to provide evidence that he or she is a qualifying healthcare worker. If the evidence provided is insufficient, USCIS may not expedite the Form I-765. If USCIS agrees to expedite the pending Form I-765, it will prioritize adjudication of the form and issue a decision faster than published processing times.

If you have any questions regarding the expedited EAD process, or need help applying for an EAD, contact the VisaPro Law Firm today. Our office will be happy to assist you.

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