Certain Afghan and Ukrainian Parolees Are Employment Authorized Incident to Parole
On Nov. 21, 2022, USCIS announced that Ukrainian and Afghan parolees with certain classes of admission are authorized to work in the United States incident to parole (meaning without a separate application for work authorization). There are caveats, however, read below:
Specifically, employees with an unexpired Form I-94 that contains a class of admission of UHP or OAR on the document may present it as an acceptable List A receipt that temporarily shows identity and work authorization for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
Additionally, employees with an unexpired Form I-94 that contains a class of admission of DT issued between Feb. 24, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023, and indicates Ukraine as the country of citizenship on the document may present it as an acceptable List A receipt that temporarily shows identity and work authorization for Form I-9.
Within 90 days of hire (or in the case of reverification, the date that employment authorization expires), the employee must present either an unexpired Employment Authorization Document or an unrestricted Social Security card and a List B identity document from the Form I-9 List of Acceptable Documents.
Individuals who received a Form I‑94 at the time of entry into the United States should visit I‑94 Website to view and print a copy of their I‑94.
For more detail, read the entire announcement: