DED for Certain Hong Kong Residents Extended and Expanded, EADs Extended through Feb. 5, 2025
President Biden issued a memorandum extending and expanding eligibility for Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Hong Kong residents. The president also directed the secretary of homeland security to provide eligible Hong Kong residents continued employment authorization through Feb. 5, 2025. Eligible Hong Kong residents are employment authorized incident to DED. In addition, USCIS has automatically extended through Feb. 5, 2025, the validity of DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with a Card Expires date of Feb. 5, 2023, and a Category of A-11.
SAVE can verify DED and this employment authorization extension using information from the benefit applicant's EAD or other immigration documentation, even if it is expired on its face. In some instances, the benefit-granting agency may need to institute additional verification.
For more information, please refer to the Federal Register notice dated May 4, 2023, as well as the DED Covered Country – Certain Hong Kong Residents page.