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I wanted to ask about the recent USCIS guidance issued on 12/28 regarding health care workers renewing their EAD: “Effective immediately, if you are a healthcare worker who has a pending Employment Authorization Document (EAD) renewal application (Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization) and your EAD expires in 30 days or less or has already expired, you can request expedited processing of your EAD application.” My wife who is a pharmacist has a category C5 EAD at the moment (J2 visa) and we are applying for a C9 category with the I-485 application now. Does the above guidance apply to her being a different EAD category? In other words, is she considered to be having a renewal application? I am a physician but I am applying for my first EAD (have been on J1 visa) so I assume I am not included in that guidance. Thank you

User's Location: Burlington, Alabama, United States of America

Category: General Immigration