The production of certain Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-766, EAD) is delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, USCIS has confirmed that employees may use Form I-797, Notice of Action with a notice date on or after December 1, 2019 through and including August 20, 2020 informing an applicant of approval of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization as a List C #7 document for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. List C #7 document establishes employment authorization issued by the Department of Homeland Security pursuant to 8 C.F.R. 274a.2(b)(1)(v)(C)(7).

Employees may present their Form I-797 Notice of Action showing approval of their I-765 application as a list C document for Form I-9 compliance until December 1, 2020.