Expedited Work Permits for Healthcare Workers

January 11, 2022

By Immigration Group

This article was prepared with the assistance of ABIL, the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers, of which Loan Huynh, Fredrikson Immigration Department Chair, is a member.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that qualified healthcare workers who have pending employment authorization document (EAD) renewal applications and EADs that will expire in 30 days or less or that have already expired, can request expedited processing of the EAD application.

Workers should check the related DHS advisory memorandum to determine whether they qualify. Workers requesting expedited processing of their EADs must provide evidence of their profession or current employment as a healthcare worker. To request expedited processing, workers should call the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 (TTY 800-767-1833).