September 26, 2012

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION DOCUMENT CATEGORIES

Bases Upon Which EAD’s May be granted

Employment Authorization DOCUMENTS (EAD) CATEGORIES

1. (a)(1) – Lawful Permanent Resident

2. (a)(2) – Lawful Permanent Resident

3. (a)(3) – Refugee

4. (a)(4) – Paroled Refugee

5. (a)(5) – Asylee

6. (a)(6) – K-1 or K-2 Nonimmigrant

7. (a)(7) – N-8 or N-9 Nonimmigrant

8. (a)(8) – Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau

9. (a)(9) – K-3 or K-4 Nonimmigrant

10. (a)(10) – Withholding of Removal Recipient

11. (a)(11) – Deferred Enforced Departure or Extended Voluntary Departure Recipient

12. (a)(12) – Temporary Protected Status Recipient

13. (a)(13) – Family Unity Program Recipient

14. (a)(14) – Family Unity Benefits under LIFE Legalization

15. (a)(15) – V Nonimmigrant

16. (a)(16) – T-1 Nonimmigrant

17. (a)(19) – U-1 Nonimmigrant

18. (a)(20) – U-2, U-3, U-4, U-5 Nonimmigrant

19. (c )(1) – Spouse/ Dependent of A-1 or A-2 nonimmigrant

20. (c)(2) – Spouse/Dependent of Coordination Council for North American Affairs (E-1)/ Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)

21. (c)(3)(A) – F-1 Nonimmigrant, Pre-Completion Optional Practical Training

22. (c)(3)(B) – F-1 Nonimmigrant, Post-Completion Optional Practical Training

23. (c)(3)(C) – F-1 Nonimmigrant, 17 month extension for STEM Students

24. (c)(4) – Spouse/Dependent of G-1, G-3, or G-4 Nonimmigrant

25. (c)(5) – J-2 Spouse or Child of J-1 Nonimmigrant

26. (c)(6) – M-1 nonimmigrant, Practical Training 
27. (c)(7) – Dependent of NATO-1 through NATO-7 Nonimmigrant

28. (c)(8) – Asylum Application Pending filed on/after January 4, 1995

29. (c)(8) – Asylum Application Pending filed before January 4, 1995 and applicant is not in exclusion/deportation proceedings

30. (c)(8) – Asylum Application Pending filed before January 4, 1995 and applicant is in exclusion/deportation proceedings

31. (c)(8) – Asylum Application under ABC Agreement

32. (c)(9) – Pending Adjustment of Status under Section 245 of the Act

33. (c)(10) – Suspension of Deportation Applicants (filed before April 1, 1997), Cancellation of Removal Applicants, Cancellation Applicants Under NACARA

34. (c)(11) – Public Interest Parolee

35. (c)(14) – Deferred Action

36. (c)(16) – Creation of Record (Adjustment Based on Continuous Residence Since January 1, 1972)

37. (c)(17(i) – B-1 Domestic of a Nonimmigrant

38. (c)(17)(ii) – B-1 Domestic of a USC

39. (c)(17)(iii) – Employee of a Foreign Airline

40. (c)(18) – Order of Supervision

41. (c)(19) – Temporary Treatment Benefits

42. (c)(20) – Section 210 Legalization

43. (c)(21) – S Visa Nonimmigrant

44. (c)(22) – Section 245A Legalization (pending I-687)

45. (c)(23) – Irish Peace Process (Q-2)

46. (c)(24) – LIFE Legalization

47. (c)(25) – T Visa Dependents

48. (c)(31) – Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitioner

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