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Application for Employment Authorization

Purpose of Form : Certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens who are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions should also used this form to apply for a document evidencing such authorization.

Number of Pages : Instructions: 12; Form: 1.

Edition Date : 07/30/07. Previous editions accepted.

Where to File :

Please see Special Instructions.

Filing Fee : $340 Special Instructions :

If you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, on July 30, 2007, or after , then no fee is required to file a request for employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-765 concurrently with your I-485, or you may submit the I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, receipt as evidence of the filing of an I-485.

Where to File:
Please review  the Form I-765 instructions available at the bottom of the page, for information on where to file your Form I-765. 

Note on Filing Fee:

If you are in one of the categories noted below, no fee is required.

If filing for an initial EAD under one of these categories:

  • Refugee, asylee or paroled as a refugee;
  • N-8 or N-9 Nonimmigrant;
  • Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau;
  • Granted Withholding of Deportation;
  • Deferred Enforced Departure;
  • Dependent of certain foreign government or international organization personnel; or,
  • Applicant for asylum (applicant filing under special ABC procedures must pay the fee however).

If filing for a renewal EAD under one of these categories:

  • Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau;
  • Granted Withholding of Deportation;
  • Deferred Enforced Departure; or,
  • Dependent of certain foreign government or international organization personnel.

If you are filing for a replacement EAD, and you are a dependent of certain foreign government or international organization personnel, no fee is required to file this form.

If you are filing this application concurrently with Form I-485, Application for Permanent Residence, no fee is required to file this form. As of 07/30/07, if you file your Form I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, as a receipt of evidence for the filing of your I-485.

If you are filing for an extension of your Employment Authorization and your Form I-485, Application for Permanent Residence, was filed before July 30, 2007, then you must pay the $340 filing fee.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-765

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