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Tino Nov 10th 2021 4:59 pm

EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
Not seen this posted elsewhere but this is huge given the current processing times for EADs:
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...w/87578216.cms

newacct Nov 10th 2021 5:12 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
A decision is not out yet.

GeneralPowerpoint Nov 12th 2021 7:30 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
It's official now.

https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/...rt-b-chapter-2

Worth pointing out that the implementation of this isn't immediate as CBP still need to amend the I-94s of L2 spouses before it can be used to prove employment authorization.

The auto-extension of expired L2 EADs is immediate however.

newacct Nov 12th 2021 8:13 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
And here is the policy alert.

I think the fact that L2 spouses are considered authorized to work (for the purposes of whether someone worked illegally for deportation and AOS purposes) is immediate. It's the ability to use L2 I-94s for I-9 purposes that will need to wait until new I-94s.

GeneralPowerpoint Nov 12th 2021 8:50 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
Yeh that makes sense.

My wife's EAD expired in October and thankfully the 180 day auto-extension will allow her to return to work.

Unfortunately this settlement doesn't solve the looming bigger problem which is what to do when her I-94 expires in Feb and her I-539 to extend her L-2 is still pending. As I understand at that point she will once again lose employment authorization on account of being out-of-status.

scrubbedexpat099 Nov 12th 2021 11:16 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
Wonder why they did not do the same for K1

years ago you could get an EAD stamp on your passport

Rete Nov 13th 2021 11:07 am

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 

Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 13071033)
Wonder why they did not do the same for K1

years ago you could get an EAD stamp on your passport

Yes, when I started back in 1997 with our K-1, at the POE the passport was stamped with language that authorization to work for 90 days which is the length of validity of the K-1 Visa.

I can see that something similar will be done for the L-2 visaholders

hannahjane86 Feb 2nd 2022 4:58 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
Hi- has anybody on L2 had their I94 updated yet? I’m aware USCIS have until March to implement the annotation to I94 but some online blogs state their I94 were updated as of yesterday when they arrived back at a US airport but I can’t find any official confirmation this has now been rolled out.

postbox134 Feb 3rd 2022 12:41 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
I read somewhere that someone asked CBP deffered inspection to change their i94 to L2S which is a new one. I heard this third hand YMMV

Ling_Noi Feb 10th 2022 2:17 am

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
Reddit users reporting L2S holders can now get updated i94s. Also being assigned L2S on port entry.

https://www.reddit.com/r/USCIS/comme...tm_medium=mweb

postbox134 Feb 10th 2022 1:16 pm

Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders
 
I also saw somewhere on Reddit (YMMV) that some employers are starting to accept L2S on their i9 forms. But as of yet there is no official guidence on whether it counts...


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