Deferred Enforced Departure Extended for Liberians<br/> Questions and Answers
Released Aug. 25, 2011
USCIS Automatically Extends Validity of Employment Authorization Documents
The automatic extension of employment authorization will allow sufficient time for eligible DED beneficiaries to receive new Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) without any lapse in employment authorization. USCIS encourages individuals who would like to receive work authorization to file immediately to allow time for processing.
Questions and Answers
Q2. How do I determine if I am not covered by DED?
Q3. If I am covered by DED, how long will this extension allow me to remain in the United States?
Q4. Do I need to apply or register to receive an extension of DED?
Q5. What do I need to submit with my Form I-765 package?
Q6. What editions of Form I-765 should I submit?
Q7. Can I file my application (Form I-765) electronically?
Q8. Where do I submit Form I-765?
Q9. Why must I pay the filing fee for my I-765?
USCIS is a primarily fee-based organization, with about 90 percent of its budget coming from fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits. The law requires USCIS to conduct fee reviews every two years to determine the funding levels necessary to administer the nation’s immigration laws, process immigration benefit requests and provide the infrastructure needed to support those activities.
Q10. How will I know if I have to report to a USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) to submit biometrics?
Q11. What documents should I bring to my ASC appointment?
Q12. What will happen if I do not appear at the ASC?
Q13. What if my address changes after I file my EAD application?
Form AR-11 can also be filed electronically by following the directions on the USCIS website at http://www.uscis.gov. You may also call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833) to request an update to your address on your EAD application. Please note that even if you call the USCIS National Customer Service Center, you must still file a Form AR-11.
Q14. How can I tell whether my EAD has been automatically extended for six months from Sept. 30, 2011, through March 31, 2012?
Q15. What documents may I show to my employer as proof of employment authorization and identity when completing Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification?
Q16. Can I leave the United States and legally re-enter before March 31, 2013?
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/25/2011