The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services recently declared an error in the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) issued in April and May 2018. The error composed of transposing the first and last names of the applicant on the physical EAD card which affected nearly 800 applicants. To be noted, this pertains to applicants who had applied for Asylum and Withholding of Removal (Form I-589) only.
What should you do if your EAD was issued in April or May?
- Verify if your EAD was incorrectly printed as stated above
- Await a notice from USCIS describing the error in your EAD
- If you do not receive it, get in touch with your attorney or accredited representative if you had also submitted a G-28 with the corresponding Form I-589
- This notice comes with a pre-paid envelope
- Return the incorrect EAD in the envelope within 20 days. You may also return it to the nearest USCIS field office
- Call the USCIS contact center if you haven’t received a corrected EAD within two-weeks
- If employed, you may continue based on a valid I-94
- All affected applicants can also ask for proof of employment authorization from the USCIS, if needed
If you are in the process of applying for your EAD or are one of the applicants whose EAD was recalled, join Trackitt to know what others are discussing regarding this recall.