USCIS Revises Employment Authorization Document
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on May 25, 2010, that it has revised the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) (Form I-766) to incorporate the addition of a machine-readable zone on the back of the card.
USCIS began issuing the revised EADs on May 11, 2010. USCIS also removed the two-dimensional bar code on the back of the card and moved the informational box of text to just beneath the magnetic stripe on the card. The revised card retains all of its existing security features.
This follows USCIS’s announcement in early May that it is replacing Permanent Resident Cards (green cards) with a redesigned card that incorporates new security features. The agency is replacing green cards already in circulation as individuals apply for renewal or replacement.