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What happens if EAD card is lost?

What happens if EAD card is lost?

If your EAD is lost, stolen or destroyed, you may request a replacement EAD by filing a new Form I-765 and filing fee (if required), unless a fee waiver is requested and approved. If you did not receive an EAD that USCIS mailed, you can submit an inquiry on non-delivery of a card.

What can I do if I lost my DACA card?

You can replace a lost DACA card by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and the I-765 worksheet with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Can I work if I lost my EAD card?

If the EAD is confirmed as lost, file for a replacement. You may start working once you receive your replacement EAD receipt (see #6 below) and after your approved OPT start date (check the USCIS approved OPT start date in your SEVP Portal account).

How long does it take to replace a lost EAD card?

Processing time for a replacement EAD is 60-90 days. It is not possible to expedite the application. If you have your original approval notice from USCIS and your employer permits, you may continue working while your replacement application is being processed.

What happens if EAD card is returned to USCIS?

With that letter, we can reach out to USCIS and investigate on your behalf. However, please note that if your card was returned to USCIS as undeliverable, per its policy your document will be destroyed after 60 days.

Where do I send my i-765 replacement?

If you are filing your Form I-765 through the U.S. Postal Service, you must mail to USCIS, PO Box 650888, Dallas, TX 75265-0888.

Is EAD same as green card?

An EAD allows the holder to work in the United States, it does not grant the holder any immigrant status in the United States and it is not the same as a Green Card. EADs are generally valid for a period of two years and at times EADs valid for a year are being issued by the USCIS.

What happens if USPS loses your work permit?

If USPS is responsible for the lost card, you will need to obtain an official letter on a letterhead from USPS stating such. If approved, USCIS will then issue a new replacement EAD at no additional cost. If your case status shows “undeliverable,” it means that USPS may have returned the EAD to USCIS.

How much does it cost to renew your EAD card?

$410. You may be exempt from paying the filing fee. See the form instructions for more information.

How do I track my DACA card?

You can monitor your case’s status by using USCIS’s online “My Case Status” tool, at You will need to enter the receipt number for either your DACA application or your employment authorization application.

Why have I not received my DACA renewal?

Sometimes, the people who have applied for a DACA renewal may not have received a notice of approval. Through the delays, the chances are that their work authorization and their DACA had already expired. Or maybe they received it very close to the expiration date of the previous documents.

Can EAD file online?

EAD application can also be filed electronically online at USCIS website. Visit E-Filing Form I-765 for specific instructions on e-filing application for employment authorization. If you are e-Filing Form I-765, you do NOT need to submit paper photographs.