U.S. Alert – USCIS Recalls 800 Incorrectly Printed Employment Authorization Documents

USCIS Recalls 800 Incorrectly Printed Employment Authorization Documents

On June 21, 2018, (USCIS began recalled approximately 800 employment authorization documents (EADs)


The EAD’s that were issued in conjunction with Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, which were granted by USCIS asylum officers.

USCIS said the cards contain a production error that transposed the first and last names of the individuals receiving the EADs. USCIS mailed these cards to recipients in April and May 2018.

USCIS is sending notices to individuals who received the incorrect EADs, as well as to their attorneys or accredited representatives, if a G-28 was submitted with the corresponding Form I-589.


The affected individuals should return their incorrect EADs to USCIS in the provided pre-paid envelope within 20 days of receiving the notice. Recipients may also return their EADs to a USCIS field office.

Replacement EADs will be sent within 15 days of receiving the incorrect card, USCIS said.

USCIS stated that the recall does not affect these individuals’ employment authorization because they are authorized for employment without needing an EAD.


USCIS said that any affected individuals who need proof of their employment authorization can notify the USCIS Contact Center.

The USCIS notice is at https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-recall-800-incorrectly-printed-employment-authorization-documents. More information about the USCIS Contact Center, including the telephone numbers to call, is at https://www.uscis.gov/contactcenter