Can I work if EAD approved but card not received?

Asked over 2 years ago - Albany, NY

My H1-B expires on Feb. 18th (six years).
I applied 485+765 and online case status indicated my EAD is approved and in production on Feb. 13th. Can I keep work after Feb. 18th if my EAD not arrive in mail?
what the effective date will be in my EAD, Feb 13th or some other day?


Attorney answers (3)

  1. Andrew Wilson

    Contributor Level 9

    Answered . If your H-1B expired, no new H-1B extension was filed and you have not yet received your EAD card, you may not be authorized to work until the actual card is received.

    The problem will be with the employer and their requirement to properly complete the I-9. Without the actual EAD card in hand, the I-9 may not be able to be completed.

    You may need to wait unti the EAD card is in hand.


    Andrew M. Wilson, Esq.
    Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP

  2. Robert West

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . If the EAD is approved, then you should be able to work.

  3. J Charles Ferrari

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . The problem here will be completing the required I-9.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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