Immigration Issues/lost EAD card

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Hi, I am on  J-2 visa now and want to apply for work authorization, while filling the (i-765) form there is question 16 asking if you applied for work authorization before, ok, I did and I was granted the EAD card but that was three years ago and I lost the card the form tell me to send a copy and I don't have that what should I do? Please really I need help. thanks

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Hi,

The new I-765 application should still be approved and you should be issued new EAD. Add any information about previous EAD such as place and date of application, on what basis the previous EAD was granted (eligibility based on J2 status, or because of pending adjustment of status application, etc.) as well as noting that a copy of previous EAD is not available as it has been lost. If this information cannot be placed directly on Form I-765, add it in a note or letter attached to the I-765.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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