USCIS has increased the period of validity for your initial or renewed Form I-765 Employment Authorization Document, starting October 5, 2016. This is available for asylum applicants who are here in the United States from one year to two years. This applies to you I your application was either pending or filed on or after October 5, 2016 and if you have applied based on section (c) (8). So if you are an asylum applicant with a pending or new claim, feel free to contact us. Mention Immigration Attorney LA for your free legal consultation.