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 employment authorization, through Feb. 5, 2025. Accordingly, DHS published a Federal Register notice extending and expanding DED and employment authorization for certain Hong Kong residents through Feb. 5, 2025, and automatically extending through Feb. 5, 2025, the validity of DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) bearing a Category of A-11 and a Card Expires date of Feb. 5, 2023.

Creating an E-Verify Case

Once a new employee has completed Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, create a case in E-Verify for this employee. Enter the EAD document number you entered on Form I-9, as well as the automatically extended date of Feb. 5, 2025. You must reverify these employees on Form I-9 before they start work on Feb. 6, 2025.

Find more details about this extension on the DED Covered Country – Certain Hong Kong Residents page and instructions for completing Form I-9 on the Temporary Protected Status and Deferred Enforced Departure page.