Sample Employment Authorization Card (EAD)


New EAD card effective Oct 25, 2011 with enhanced security features:


Please note that this sample card serves only as the EAD card. There are also EAD cards that serve as EAD card and Advance Parole combined.

Previous Card


As the name suggests, employment authorization card (EAD) authorizes the person to work in the United States. It is also known as form I-766.

Name: Name of the cardholder who is authorized employment. Last Name, First Name Middle Name
A#: Alien number. Anyone who is authorized to work in the U.S. will have A number. Eventually, this may be the same A# number that would appear in permanent resident card (green card).
Birthdate: Birth date of the person.
Category: Category under which the eligible person received this EAD.
Sex: Gender of the person. M/F (Male/Female).
Country of Birth: Country where the person was born in. It may be different from the country of citizenship.
Terms and Conditions: If there are any restrictions, terms, conditions; they would be mentioned here.

It mentions that 'NOT VALID FOR REENTRY INTO US'. In order to reenter in the U.S., you will need to have either a valid non-expired non-immigrant visa or advance parole.

Card Valid From: MM/DD/YYYYY Expires: MM/DD/YYYY


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