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USCIS Recalled Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) Do Not Affect Employment Authorization

Posted Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:25 am

On June 21, 2018, USCIS began recalling approximately 800 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted by USCIS asylum officers. The cards contain a production error that transposed the first and last names of the individuals receiving the EADs. These cards were mailed to recipients in April and May 2018.

The affected individuals should return their incorrect EADs to USCIS in the provided pre-paid envelope within 20 days of receiving the notice. Recipients may also return their EADs to a USCIS field office. Replacement EADs will be sent within 15 days of receiving the incorrect card.

The recall does not affect these individuals’ employment authorization since they are authorized for employment without needing an EAD. Affected recipients’ Form I-94 showing that they were granted asylum is also evidence that they are authorized to be employed. If affected individuals need proof of their employment authorization, they may reach out to the USCIS Contact Center.

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