Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA > US Immigration, Citizenship and Visas
Reload this Page >

EAD no longer required for L2 holders

EAD no longer required for L2 holders

Old Nov 10th 2021, 5:59 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 99
Tino is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 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
Tino is offline  
Old Nov 10th 2021, 6:12 pm
  #2  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 188
newacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders

A decision is not out yet.
newacct is offline  
Old Nov 12th 2021, 8:30 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 485
GeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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.
GeneralPowerpoint is offline  
Old Nov 12th 2021, 9:13 pm
  #4  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jan 2017
Posts: 188
newacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond reputenewacct has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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.
newacct is offline  
Old Nov 12th 2021, 9:50 pm
  #5  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 485
GeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond reputeGeneralPowerpoint has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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.
GeneralPowerpoint is offline  
Old Nov 13th 2021, 12:16 am
  #6  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 0
scrubbedexpat099 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 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
scrubbedexpat099 is offline  
Old Nov 13th 2021, 12:07 pm
  #7  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 45,800
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: EAD no longer required for L2 holders

Originally Posted by Boiler View Post
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
Rete is offline  
Old Feb 2nd 2022, 5:58 pm
  #8  
Just Joined
 
Joined: Jul 2020
Posts: 20
hannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond reputehannahjane86 has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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.
hannahjane86 is offline  
Old Feb 3rd 2022, 1:41 pm
  #9  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 239
postbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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
postbox134 is offline  
Old Feb 10th 2022, 3:17 am
  #10  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 106
Ling_Noi is an unknown quantity at this point
Default 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
Ling_Noi is offline  
Old Feb 10th 2022, 2:16 pm
  #11  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 239
postbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond reputepostbox134 has a reputation beyond repute
Default 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...
postbox134 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.