Friday, June 11, 2010

EAD/Travel Doc Combo Coming

USCIS announced this week that it is in the process of developing a combined EAD and Advance Parole (travel document) card.

The EAD, or Employment Authorization Document, enables foreign nationals to work in the US (usually while an Adjustment of Status Application is pending). The Advance Parole permits foreign nationals to travel with relative ease (also while an Adjustment of Status Application is pending). Currently, these two documents are seperate; the EAD is in the form of a card and the Advance Parole is in the form of an 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheet of paper. A combined card would represent a big convenience.

USCIS is expected to make a further announcement about this initiative later this year.

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