1. Gather all the required documents.
To renew an EAD, you will need to gather all the required documents. This includes your original EAD, a copy of your passport biographical page, and any other supporting documents depending on your situation.
2. Complete the Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Form I-765 must be completed and submitted with your renewal application. You will need to provide information such as your name, date of birth, current address, and employment history.
3. Pay the applicable fees.
There are different fees associated with the EAD renewal application depending on your situation. You will need to pay the fee for Form I-765, as well as the biometric services fee if you are required to have a biometric appointment.
4. Submit all required documents and payment
Once you have gathered all the required documents and fees, you can submit them together in one package using the correct mailing address.
5. Wait for a decision on your application.
USCIS will review your application and make a decision on whether or not to approve it. It can take several months for a decision to be made, so be patient!
6. If your application is approved, you will receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
If your application is approved, you will receive an EAD that will allow you to continue working legally in the United States. Make sure to keep your EAD in a safe place and renew it before it expires!
7. Follow all the terms and conditions of your EAD.
Be sure to follow all the terms and conditions of your EAD so that there are no surprises down the road. This includes complying with any work restrictions that may be imposed on you.
8. Report any changes in your circumstances immediately.
If there are any changes in your circumstances (such as a change in address), report them to USCIS immediately so that they can update their records.
9. Do not engage in any activity that would make you ineligible for an EAD renewal.
Make sure that you do not engage in any activity that would make you ineligible for an EAD renewal, such as working without authorization or engaging in criminal activity.
10. Enjoy having a valid Employment Authorization Document.
Once you have a valid EAD, you can continue working legally in the United States. Enjoy having the peace of mind that comes with knowing your status is up-to-date!