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Form I-765Application for Employment Authorization


Form I-765 Summary
Purpose 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.
Size 1 Page + Instructions
Edition Date 04/01/2013. (Previous editions, dated 05/27/08 or later, also accepted.)
Where to File Where to file varies by which category of eligibility applies to your case and where you reside. 8 CFR 274a.12(a) and (c) detail these eligibilities. You will also find most categories listed on the instructions to the form.

274a.12(a) Category Filing location
(1) Lawful Permanent Resident Separate EAD not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card)
(2) Legalization Temp. Resident Separate EAD issued without application.
(3) Refugee USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(4) Paroled Refugee USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(5) Asylee(Granted Asylum) USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(6) K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiancé of a USC or K-2 Dependent) USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(7) N-8 or N-9 Nonimmigrant USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(8) Admitted as Citizen of Micronesia/Marshall Is. USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(9) K-3 Nonimmigrant Spouse of USC or K-4 Dependent USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(10) Granted Withholding of Removal or Withholding of Deportation

USCIS Chicago Lockboxp
For U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(11) Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) granted File according to the most recent Federal Register notice for your country’s DED order.
(12)
Temp. Protected Status See instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation.
Temporary Protected Status Granted - replacement of a valid lost, stolen or mutilated employment authorization card. USCIS Vermont Service Center
This address may be used for both US Postal Service and private courier deliveries:
USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: TPS
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(13) Family Unity Benefits Granted USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(14) LIFE Act Family Unity Granted For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219
(15) V-1, V-2, or V-3 Nonimmigrant For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219
(16) T-1 Nonimmigrant This address may be used for both US Postal Service and private courier deliveries:
USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(17) Spouse of an E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor, or Spouse of an E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professional from Australia USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(18) Spouse of an L-1 Intracompany Transferee USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(19) U-1 Nonimmigrant USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(20) U-2, U-3, U-4 or U-5 Nonimmigrant USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
274a.12(c) Category Filing location
(1) Spouse/Dependent of foreign government official Department of State
(2) Spouse/Dependent of Employee of the Coordination Council NA Affairs USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(3)(i)
See NOTE
F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

NOTE:Do not use the (c)(3)(i) category on your application. Use one of the following categories instead:
(3)(A), Pre-Completion OPT
(3)(B), Post-Completion OPT
(3)(C), 17 Month Extension for an F-1 Student who has received a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM), that appears on the STEM designated Degree Program List
USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
3 (ii) F-1 Offered Employment Under the International Organization Immunities Act USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
3 (iii) F-1 Seeking Off-Campus Employment Due to Severe Economic Hardship USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(4) Spouse/Dependent of G-1, 3, 4 Nonimmigrant Department of State/United States Mission to the UN (alien's sponsoring organization)
(5) J-2 Nonimmigrant status USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(6) M-1 Practical Training USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(7) Dependent of NATO-1 Through NATO-7 Submit your application through your principal’s sponsoring organization and your application will be reviewed and forwarded by DOS, USUN, or NATO/SACLANT
(8)
Asylum applicant USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
Asylum applicant under special ABC filing instructions and you are filing your asylum and EAD applications together. Mail to the USCIS Service Center where you are filing your asylum application.
(9) Pending Family Based Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status pursuant to Section 245 of the INA pending, and you filed your application with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox, and your receipt number begins with “MSC,” or you filed with the Immigration Judge Pending Employment Based Form I-485 Application to Adjust Status pursuant to Section 245 of the INA
USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(10)
Applicant for Section 244 Suspension of Deportation or 240A Cancellation of Removal (applicants who are NOT eligible for NACARA 203 Relief) USCIS Chicago Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
Applicant for Special Rule Cancellation of Removal under NACARA USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(11) Paroled in the Public Interest USCIS Chicago Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
(12) Not in use.
(13) Not in use.

 

(14)
Deferred Action Granted USCIS Chicago Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
An alien who has been granted Deferred Action as a surviving spouse or qualified child, or based on an approved Form I-360 filed for a battered or abused spouse or child USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(15) Not in use

 

(16) Sec Adjustment Applicant Based on Continuous Residence Since January 1, 1972 USCIS Chicago Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
(17)(i) B-1 Nonimmigrant Who is the Personal or Domestic Servant of a Nonimmigrant Employer USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(17)(ii) B-1 Nonimmigrant Who is a Domestic Servant of a USC USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(17)(iii) B-1 Nonimmigrant Employed by a Foreign Airline USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(18) Final Order of Deportation and Release on Order of Supervision USCIS Chicago Lockbox

U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120
Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
(19) Temporary Treatment Benefits during pendency of an Application for Temporary Protected Status or Application to Extend TPS Status See instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation.
(20) Pending Form I- 700, Application for Temporary Resident Status as a Special Agricultural Worker Under Sec 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(21) S Nonimmigrant Don't use Form I-765. See USCIS Contact.
(22) Pending Form I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Sec 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219
(23) Q-2 Nonimmigrant Don't use Form I-765. I-94 used.
(24) LIFE Legalization Applicant USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:
USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219
(25) T-2, T-3, or T-4 Nonimmigrant This address may be used for both US Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(31) VAWA Self-Petitioners USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(33) Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals when filing with Form I-821D.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals when decided by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Mail your Forms I-765 and I-765WS together with Form I-821D to theForm I-821D filing address
USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility
U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS
P.O. Box 5757
Chicago, IL 60680-5757
For Express Mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: DACA
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517
USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities:
If you live in: Mail your application to:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands. USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia
USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Filing FeeThe filing fee for Form I-765 is $380. If you request consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals, category (c)(33), you must also pay an $85 biometric services fee for a total of $465. There is no biometric services fee for any other employment category. Some filing types are fee exempt. See the form instructions for more information.
 
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