In a post dated April 3, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that beginning on April 17, 2017, the Potomac Service Center will begin handling corrections to Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) that were issued by the Potomac Service Center and that may have incorrect information due to error on the part of the USCIS [link]. Previously, individuals who received EADs from the Potomac Processing Center with incorrect information due to USCIS error had to send their EADs to the Nebraska Service Center to procure corrections.
This USCIS notice applies only to individuals who:
- Had a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, approved by the Potomac Processing Center;
- Were issued an EAD with incorrect information; and
- The incorrect information is due to USCIS error.
The USCIS explains that such individuals must return the original EAD card along with a detailed explanation of the error and supporting documentation to the Potomac Processing Center at the following address:
Potomac Processing Center
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
2200 Potomac Center Drive, Stop 2425
Arlington, VA 20598-2425
The USCIS explains that affected individuals are not required to submit a new Form I-765 with fee.
If the Potomac Processing Center determines that the EAD contains incorrect information and the incorrect information is due to USCIS error, the Potomac Processing Center will issue a corrected EAD within 30 days of receiving the EAD that contained incorrect information due to USCIS error.
However, if the Potomac Processing Center determines that the EAD contains incorrect information that is not due to error on the part of the USCIS, it will return the card to the individual who sent it. In that case, the individual will be required to follow the regular process for seeking a replacement EAD. This involves filing a new Form I-765 with fee, along with other steps.