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USCIS Announces Eligible Ukrainian Parolees May Work for up to 90 Days before Receiving an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Posted on November 21, 2022

We are excited to share a major legal update about employment by Ukrainians prior to receiving work permits! Today, USCIS announced a major update on employment authorization for Ukrainian humanitarian parolees. Please see the full announcement at the bottom of this post. Starting November 21, Ukrainian parolees and their qualifying family members do not need to wait for USCIS to approve their Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization before they can work in the United States. Ukrainians who have an unexpired Form I-94 with a class of admission of either “UHP” (“Ukrainian Humanitarian Parolee” admitted through Uniting for Ukraine) or “DT” (parolee who was granted parole at a port of entry or District Office) may use their Form I-94 as an acceptable receipt that may presented to their employer to show their identity and employment authorization for the purposes of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification. The I-94 receipt satisfies the Form I-9 requirement for 90 days from the date of hire. Note that for Ukrainians admitted under class “DT,” the I-94 must have been issued between Feb. 24 2022 and Sept. 30, 2023 and indicate Ukraine as the country of citizenship on the document. Ukrainian parolees must still file a Form I-765 to receive a physical Employment Authorization Document (EAD). After the 90-day period, parolees must present an EAD or […] Read more

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