EAD Category Code

The EAD category code, found on the face of the EAD, refers to the section of 8 CFR 274a.12 that is the basis for issuing the EAD. For example, the alien classification code “A03” refers to 8 CFR 274a.12(a)(3), which addresses refugees. The EAD Category Code Definition provides information regarding what categories of aliens or classes of admission (COA) fall under the particular EAD category code.