I have EAD and it is valid till April 2012. I have already applied for EAD renewal and application is still pending for decision. Based on application I made for renewal of EAD, can I continue to work even after my existing EAD gets expired.
No, you cannot. An L-2 alien must have a valid EAD at all times in
order to work. The fact that an extension application is pending does
not alter this fact.
You are authorized to work in the U.S. only during the time stated on your issued EAD. A mere pending application for a renewal is not a proper work authorization as it may be denied for one or another reason.
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The other attorneys are correct. If the EAD isn't valid, you can not work after it has expired. In the future, apply more than 100 days in advance.
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