Information for SAVE Users: American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act

DHS will automatically extend the validity period of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) (Form I-766) related to the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act. 

These EADs, which appear expired, will have one of the following category codes: A03, A05, A07, A08, A10, C08, C09, C10, C16, C20, C22, C24, C31, and A12 or C19. Individuals with such EADs should also have a Form I-797, Notice of Action, demonstrating they have applied for an immigration benefit in the same eligibility category as the expired EAD. Benefit-granting agencies will determine whether they need to see Form I-797.

Additionally, DHS automatically extends the EAD validity periods of individuals with Temporary Protected Status (TPS),  if new EADs cannot be issued before the expiration of the prior cards. Such individuals will have EADs with the category code A12 or C19. DHS’ extensions of  TPS and EAD validity periods are announced in the Federal Register and in SAVE alerts.

To learn more about these regulatory changes, please the Information for SAVE Users: American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act Fact Sheet (PDF, 137 KB) in Online Resources and the Federal Register announcement.

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