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 use this form to apply for a document evidencing such authorization.
(Starting 02/21/17, USCIS will only accept the 01/17/17 edition. Until then, you can use previous editions.)
Where To File I-765
E-File Your Application: Applicants in certain eligibility categories may be eligible to file this form online.
Mail a Paper Application: The filing address depends on the eligibility category you entered in Question 16. Please check the Filing Addresses for Form I-765 for a list of mailing addresses
I-765 Special Instructions
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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