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Revised application for Employment Authorization (Form I765)
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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has revised the Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) to obtain supplemental evidence from alien physicians with National Interest Waivers (NIW). This new form will reduce the number of options for filing the form.

This revised form requires more evidence from NIW physician applicants hence ensuring that the physician applicants are not using a pending adjustment of status application solely as means for employment in areas other than medical service in designated shortage areas. The older editions of the Form I-765 will not be accepted; however, the Form I-765s which are received before 21 st February 2007 will be accepted and processed.

The revised Form I-765 and instructions removes two options as reasons for filing:
(1) replacement of employment authorization document that was never received
(2) replacement of employment authorization document that was issued with incorrect information because of a USCIS administrative error.
Those who are filing a Form I-765 for the above mentioned reasons should contact the USCIS office which had processed their previously filed Form I-765.


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