USCIS announces expedited processing of EAD Renewal Applications thanks to AHCA/NCAL
- By: Nadine Grosso
- On: 01/13/2022 11:17:43
- In: Legislative/Government Affairs
On December 28th, USCIS announced that “Effective immediately, if you are a healthcare worker who has a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization) and your EAD expires in 30 days or less or has already expired, you can request expedited processing of your EAD application.” USCIS referenced a DHS advisory memorandum (“Healthcare / Public Health” section, pages 7-9) which lists critical healthcare occupations. The USCIS noted that an applicant will need to be prepared to provide evidence of profession or current employment as a healthcare worker to request the expedited processing. A request to expedite can be made by the applicant or his/her attorney by calling USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).
This change is the direct result of your membership dues at work at the national level. MHCA thanks the advocacy team at AHCA/NCAL for its efforts on this workforce initiative. For more information on USCIS and its programs, visit uscis.gov.
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