On Jan. 26, 2023, President Biden announced the extension of Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for eligible Hong Kong residents for 2 years. Eligible Hong Kong residents include those who have arrived in the United States since Aug. 2021, as well as those who were covered under the initial decision. This extension provides Hong Kong residents who are concerned about returning to Hong Kong with temporary safe haven in the United States. USCIS will issue a Federal Register notice as soon as possible to implement the president’s announcement.
We are automatically extending through Feb. 5, 2025, current Hong Kong DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with a Card Expires date of Feb. 5, 2023, and a Category of A-11. The A-11 category code indicates that an EAD is DED-related. You may present this EAD as evidence of identity and employment authorization for your Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
For additional information, please see the DED Hong Kong webpage.