Effective Nov. 21, 2022, Ukrainian parolees are considered employment authorized incident to parole, which means that they 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. This updated policy guidance applies to the following individuals, if their parole has not been terminated:
For these parolees, their unexpired Form I-94 is an acceptable receipt they may present to their employer to show their identity and employment authorization.
After the 90-day period, parolees must present an EAD or Social Security. Ukrainian parolees must still file a Form I-765 to receive a physical EAD.
Effective Nov. 21, 2022, USCIS is also exempting the fee to file Form I-765 for Ukrainian parolees filing for an EAD by mail.
Effective Dec. 5, 2022, USCIS will be able to process fee exemptions for online filings of Form I-765 for eligible Ukrainian parolees.
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