Extensions no longer granted in many work permit categories
Work permit validity expanded. USCIS has announced that refugees and those granted asylum may now renew their work permit validity expanded in two-year increments rather than having to renew annually. USCIS made this update to reduce the burden on the agency and the public. Overall, it will reduce processing times and help the agency to address the backlog. You can extend the validity of a work permit if the work activity requires more time than originally assessed or if there is an unforeseen delay in the process.You may get an extension if your employer receives a new labor market opinion. You both signed a new employer and employee contract.