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Expedited Processing of EAD Renewals Available to Some Healthcare Workers

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) released guidance on Dec. 28, 2021, on how certain healthcare workers with pending employment authorization document (EAD) renewals could request expedited processing of their submitted Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. To read the guidance, visit the USCIS website and click “Alert: If you are a healthcare worker” located at the top of the page.

Current members of the UIC international community in healthcare or departments employing international healthcare workers utilizing an EAD are encouraged to contact OIS if they feel a case may be eligible for expediting under this new guidance.

As always, questions about this announcement or anything related to the UIC international community can always be directed to OIS at or (312) 996-3121.