U.S. Visas: Form I-765
Application for Employment Authorization
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, may be filed by certain aliens who are in the United States. Form I-765 is an application for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
VISANOW can prepare and submit the I-765 application for eligible applicants.
The following is the list of eligible categories for Form I-765. You must be in one of these categories in order to file Form I-765:
- Asylee/Refugee Categories:
- Paroled as a Refugee
- Asylee (Granted Asylum
- Asylum Applicant with a Pending Asylum Application who Filed for Asylum on or After January 4, 1995:
- Nationality Categories:
- Citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands or Palau
- Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)/Extended Voluntary Departure
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
- Temporary Treatment Benefits
- Extension of TPS Status
- Registration for TPS only without employment authorization
- NACARA Section 203 Applicants Who Are Eligible to Apply for NACARA Relief with the USCIS
- Dependent of TECRO E-1 Nonimmigrant
- Foreign Students
- F-1 Student Seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- F-1 Student Seeking OPT Extension
- F-1 Student Offered Off-Campus Employment under the Sponsorship of a Qualifying International Organization.
- F-1 Student Seeking Off-Campus Employment Due to Severe Economic Hardship.
- J-2 Spouse or Minor Child of an Exchange Visitor. A written statement, with any supporting evidence showing, that your employment is not necessary to support the J-1 but is for other purposes is required.
- M-1 Student Seeking Practical Training after Completing Studies.
- Eligible Dependents of Employees of Diplomatic
- Dependents of A-1 or A-2 Foreign Government Officials
- Dependents of G-1, G-3 or G-4 Non-immigrant
- Dependent of NATO-1 Through NATO-6
- Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Categories
- B-1 Nonimmigrant Who is the Personal orDomestic Servant of a Nonimmigrant Employer
- B-1 Nonimmigrant Domestic Servant of a U.S. Citizen
- B-1 Nonimmigrant Employed by a Foreign Airline
- Spouse of an E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor
- Spouse of an L-1 Intracompany Transferee
- Family-Based Nonimmigrant Categories
- K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiance(e) of U.S. citizen or K-2 Dependent
- K-3 Nonimmigrant Spouse of a U.S. citizen or K-4 Dependent
- Family Unity Program
- LIFE Family Unity
- V-1, V-2, or V-3 Nonimmigrant
- EAD Applicants who have Filed for Adjustment of Status
- Adjustment Applicant
- Adjustment Applicant Based on Continuous Residence Since January 1, 1972
- Renewal EAD for National Interest Waiver Physicians
- Other Categories
- N-8 or N-9 Nonimmigrant
- Granted Withholding of Deportation or Removal
- Applicant for Suspension of Deportation
- Paroled in the Public Interest
- Deferred Action
- Final Order of Deportation
- LIFE Legalization Applicant
- T-1 Nonimmigrant
- T-2, T-3 or T-4 Nonimmigrant
Typically, the EAD will be valid for one year but the validity of the EAD is dependent on the category of eligibility. An I-765 renewal application can be filed up to 120 days before the expiration of the current EAD.
Each person that desires employment authorization must file a separate I-765 application.