DED for Certain Hong Kong Residents Extended and Expanded; EADs Extended through Feb. 5, 2025

On Jan. 26, 2023, President Biden issued a memorandum directing the secretary of homeland security to extend and expand Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for certain Hong Kong residents, and to provide for continued work authorization through Feb. 5, 2025. Accordingly, USCIS will automatically extend through Feb. 5, 2025, the validity of DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) with a Card Expires date of Feb. 5, 2023.

When you complete or update Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, refer to the Hong Kong DED page, which will confirm that we are automatically extending through Feb. 5, 2025, your employee's EAD if it has a Card Expires date of Feb. 5, 2023, and a Category of A-11. You must reverify these employees before they start work on Feb. 6, 2025. 

Find instructions for completing Form I-9 on the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure page. As provided by the president's memorandum, a Federal Register notice is coming soon.