USCIS to Issue Employment Authorization and Advance Parole Card for Adjustment of Status Applicants: Questions and Answers
Feb. 11, 2011
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it is now issuing employment and travel authorization on a single card for certain applicants filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485.
Questions and Answers
Q1. How is this card different from the current Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?
Employers may accept this card as a List A document when completing the Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9.
Q2. Why did USCIS combine these benefits in one card?
Q3. How do I receive the EAD and Advance Parole card?
Q4. If I receive this card, does that guarantee my re-entry into the United States if I travel?
Q5. How much does this card cost?
Q6. How long is this card valid?
Q7. What if I already have an EAD or an Advance Parole document?
Q8. Will USCIS still issue separate EAD and Advance Parole documents?
Q9. If I lose or damage this card, how do I get another one?
Q10. Is this card available to anyone?
Q11. What does this card look like?
To learn more about USCIS and its programs, visit www.uscis.gov or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or 1-800-767-1833 (TTY).
Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/11/2011