Employment Authorization

Eligibility requirements for the 540-day automatic extension are as follows:

  1. Individuals must have been issued an EAD card in one of the categories listed by USCIS. (DACA- and F-1 OPT-based EAD cards are not included)
  2. Individuals must have filed an application to renew their employment authorization prior to its expiration and based on the same category as the expiring card.
  3. The renewal application must remain pending for the extension to be valid.


Employment authorization requires U.S. employers to verify employment eligibility. If you or a loved one has any questions regarding Employment Authorization, please contact attorney Angela K. Trehan of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. at 601-948-8005 or our office cell phone at 601-927-8430. Initial consultation is free and confidential.

CG Immigration Team of Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. offers an array of  legal services for clients in the Mississippi area such as adjustment of status, citizenship, green card, work permits, spousal cases, family matters, employment immigrationDACASIJSCancellation of removal and deportation as well as asylum. You can go to our Immigration practice areas page to learn more. Our legal team speaks English as well as Spanish, and Punjabi. Our CG Immigration Team have a combined 10 year legal experience handling these types of matters for the Mississippi area and have represented clients from over 31 different countries. We can be reached by contacting our office at 601-948-8005 or by using our live chat here on our website.

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