An Employment Authorization Document or EAD, sometimes referred to as an employment card, may be issued to individuals who are authorized to work in the United States.
Following is a non-exhaustive list of the more common categories of individuals eligible to apply for an Employment Authorization Document – EAD:
Applicants for Adjustment of Status (with pending cases)
Asylum Applicants: Typically applicants who have filed for asylum are eligible to apply for an EAD so long as 150 days have passed since the date the asylum application was filed—and no decision has been made on the asylum application
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