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Top Things You Should Know About the USCIS Work Permit Extension

As of May 4, USCIS has temporarily extended the period some work permit categories remain active after their expiration date from 180 days to 540 days.

Note: Does Not Include DACA Work Permit Recipients.

This helps immigrants! 

Many work permit recipients have been losing their jobs because of USCIS backlogs and expiring work permits.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Automatically applies to any eligible applicant who files a renewal Form 1-765
  • Includes certain work permits that have already expired or as set to expire soon 
  • Rule is temporary and ends on October 15, 2025 
  • Renewal applicants must file before their current expiration date

These are the categories covered in USCIS’s extension: A03, A05, A07, A08, A10, A12, A17, A18, C08, C09, C10, C16, C19, C20, C22, C24, and C26. 

Generally, those granted refugee, asylum, or TPS status are eligible to receive the 540 day extension. 

While this is good news, we’re still fighting for permanent protections for all!

Text UNAFRAID to 877-877 to join the fight for permanent protections.

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