Can I work if my EAD is expiring in next 15 days but I applied for renewal?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Bellevue, WA

Currently I am on L2 EAD, n its is expiring on May 20 2012,but I have already applied for renewal. its pending for the decision. Can I work ? Or I have to stop working & rejoin back till my renewed EAD comes?

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    Answered . You will have to stop working. The 240-day rule is only for H-1Bs.

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    Answered . Yes, up to 240 days actually of the extension request is timely filed.

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    Answered . No. You cannot. One is only allowed to work with a VALID EAD, not an expired one. The mere fact that you filed for an extension that is currently pending does not authorize you to continue working.

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    Answered . Aliens in certain nonimmigrant categories are authorized to continue working for the same employer for a period not to exceed 240 days after the expiration of their current period of stay, as long as a timely filed extension of stay application is pending with the USCIS. 8 C.F.R. § 274a.12(b)(20).

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