When I entered the U.S. in L-2 status in 2020, I applied for an EAD. Now that I am authorized to work based on being in L2S status, is there any benefit to applying to extend my EAD?


There does not seem to be much benefit to having an EAD based on one’s L2S status. When the policy was announced, granting work authorization to L-2 dependent spouses incident to their status, the EAD was useful while waiting to obtain an I-94 updated with the L2S designation. But, if a person is already in L2S status, or is applying for a change to or extension of L2S status, it seems unlikely there would be any real use for also having an L2S EAD. (10.Aug.2022)

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