Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, is the form that international students submit to USCIS in order to obtain a work permit. A work permit, formally known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), is a physical document that proves to U.S. employers that the student has permission to work in the United States. Students will provide their given name, middle name if applicable, and family name on this form. They will also indicate whether this is an initial, replacement, or renewal EAD application. If the student is applying for a new EAD under a different eligibility category, they will provide information about their prior EAD applications and their degree level.
I-765 Processing Time
If you are an international student with a visa that allows you to work in the US, you need to file Form I-765, Request for Employment Authorization. This is a document that shows you are allowed to work in the US and provides proof of your status.
The processing time for I-765 form varies by location and the category of your case. You can find the current processing times on the USCIS website. It is important to double-check your application and supporting documents to avoid delays due to incorrect information or missing documents.
You can also use the website to check your receipt number and get updated on the status of your application. If your application is denied, you will receive a notice of denial from USCIS that explains the reason why. Common reasons for denial include lack of required documentation, form errors, or failure to sign the application. You should consider consulting an immigration lawyer before filing this form to ensure it is properly completed.
What Documents Do I Need for I-765?
For USCIS to accept your application, you need to have the following documents:
You need to provide a clear photo of yourself that is recent and meets the requirements listed on the USCIS website. You must also submit a full set of fingerprints for all family members applying under the same petition. You can submit them through a designated location or an authorized service provider.
If you are filing for a Social Security card, be sure to include a copy of your birth certificate and your parent’s birth certificates as well. You must also include evidence that your employer is a U.S. citizen and has employed personal or domestic servants for a certain period of time prior to you coming to the United States.
ISSS recommends reviewing the complete list of document requirements before filling out your online application. Failure to submit all required documentation may result in your application being rejected by USCIS.
Can I File I-765 Myself?
Students can file Form I-765 themselves if they follow USCIS filing instructions. However, it is recommended that students and Designated School Officials (DSOs) consult with ISO before submitting the application. Failure to submit a complete application may result in Requests for Evidence and delays in processing.
When completing the form, be sure to answer all questions fully and accurately. Also, make sure to sign your name in black ink. USCIS does not accept typed or stamped signatures.