USCIS to Start Issuing 2-Year EADs

On Monday, June 09, 2008 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary, Michael Chertoff, announced that the USCIS will begin issuing Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) with a validity of two years instead of one year, later this month. This will be for all applicants with I-485 applications (Application for U.S. Legal Permanent Residence) that are expected to be pending for more than one year.