What are the eligibility criteria for the automatic extension of OPT EAD cards? - EB5Investors.com

What are the eligibility criteria for the automatic extension of OPT EAD cards?

My OPT EAD card is expiring at the end of May. Me and my husband filed adjustment of status last year in September, where I filed for a new EAD card. Am I eligible for automatic extension if my new EAD does not come by the time the OPT one expires? I also received a receipt notice for the new EAD saying if eligible, I can provide that paper with expired EAD as a proof to my employer and continue to work. How does this work?

Answers

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

OPT EADs are not eligible for automatic extension but the new EAD should be approved within a few months so it appears maybe there is an issue with your new filing if it was filed over 7 months ago.

Ed Beshara

Ed Beshara

Immigration Attorneys
Answered on

The EAD card has to be received so that you may continue with employment authorization.

DISCLAIMER: the information found on this website is intended to be general information; it is not legal or financial advice. Specific legal or financial advice can only be given by a licensed professional with full knowledge of all the facts and circumstances of your particular situation. You should seek consultation with legal, immigration, and financial experts prior to participating in the EB-5 program. Posting a question on this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. All questions you post will be available to the public: do not include confidential information in your question.