Date AnnouncedAug. 19, 2020
USCIS announces that due to EAD production delays caused by COVID-19, certain Forms I-797s, Notice of Action, with a notice date of December 1, 2019 to August 20, 2020 will be valid for establishing employment authorization for Form I-9 purposes. The employee may present the Form I-797 as a List C #7 document. After December 1, 2020, the employee will need to show other evidence of employment authorization for reverification.
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Effective Date of ChangeAug. 20, 2020
Subsequent ActionNovember 23, 2020
USCIS announces on 11/23/2020 that the validity of Forms I-797 for I-9 purposes will be extended through 2/1/21.Extension of Validity of Certain Forms I-797 Due to Continued Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Delays