USCIS Issues COVID Influenced Regulation Allowing EAD Application Form for I-9 Work Authorization

September 1, 2020

As of August 19, 2020, the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Office (USCIS) announced a change in regulations for work authorization for I-9 forms verifying eligibility to work in the United States. This change comes as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak and the proceeding work slowdowns in government offices.

According to the USCIS statement, employees “may use Form I-797, Notice of Action, with a Notice date on or after December 1, 2019 through and including August 20, 2020 informing an applicant of approval of an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) as a Form I-9.” This form of  “Employment Eligibility Verification,” falls under the List C #7 document that establishes employment authorization.

However, USCIS further cautions that the I-765 Approval Notice does not “prove evidence of identity or serve as a A List document” that establishes both identity and employment authorization.

 

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