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540 Days Automatic Extension of work permit (EAD). Here is an excerpt from the USCIS website:

Effective May 4, 2022, DHS is temporarily increasing the extension period and providing up to 360 days of additional automatic extension time, for a total of up to 540 days, to eligible renewal applicants. The automatic extension time is counted from the expiration date of the employment authorization and/or EAD.

This temporary increase is available to eligible renewal applicants with pending applications if you filed your Form I-765 renewal application either:

• Before May 4, 2022, and your 180-day automatic extension has since expired;
• Before May 4, 2022, and your 180-day automatic extension has not yet expired; or
• Between May 4, 2022 and Oct. 26, 2023, inclusive of these dates.

If you are a renewal applicant and your 180-day automatic extension expired before May 4, 2022, you can still receive the benefit of the temporary increase of the automatic extension period. Your employment authorization and/or EAD validity will automatically resume beginning on May 4, 2022, for any time remaining within the up to 540-day automatic extension period. To calculate whether there is any automatic extension time remaining, count 540 days from the expiration date stated on the front of the EAD.

If you have any question, call USCIS 1-800-375-5283 or schedule an appointment to confer with Attorney Jon Wu at He has been actively engaged in law practice since 1973.

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