What is the Full Form of EAD
EAD stands for (Full Form of EAD) Employment Authorization Document. EAD is a document issued by USCIS. EAD allows people who already hold US visas to work legally in the US.
What is EAD?
The USCIS provides temporary employment authorization to non-citizens in the United States. This document should not be confused with the green card. EAD cards are valid for 1-2 years and will require renewal. Pending EAD application does not allow to work, so people with pending EAD application cannot work in USA.
The card contains some basic information like
- Registration number
- Card Number
- Birth Date
- Country of Birth
- Restrictive Terms and Conditions
- Dates of Validity.
USCIS will issue the following categories of employment authorization documents:
Renewal Employment Authority Document: The renewal process takes the same time as the application for the first time. Non-citizens may have to plan ahead. The request a renewal 3 to 4 months before the expiration date.
Replacement Employment Authorization Document: Replaces a lost, stolen or mutilated EAD.
Eligibility and Qualifying
- Citizens or citizens of countries falling in certain categories
- F-1 status
- Foreign students with active
- M-1 status
- Travel visa holders
- Limits may apply
- Other eligible categories
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