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What are the government fees to apply for an Employment Authorization?

The following is a breakdown of the government fees typically associated with Form I-765

  • USCIS filing fee: $410
  • Biometrics fee: $85

Form I-765 - Application for Employment Authorization

Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, is used by some foreign residents living in the United States to get the permission to work. After a successful application for Form I-765, the foreign resident receives an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

Citizens, permanent residents (Green Card holders) and some non-immigrant visa holders do not have to apply for permission to work using Form I-675.

However, everyone in the United States needs to have some immigration status in order to work, whether it is their citizenship or an Employment Authorization Card.

Who can apply for Employment Authorization using Form I-765?

The following is a list of some immigration statuses that may entitle a foreign resident to an Employment Authorization Card. All applicants should read the instructions closely before filing.

  • Asylees and Refugees
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients
  • F-1 academic students (employment limited by visa requirements)
  • J-2 exchange students (Employment limited by visa requirements)
  • M-1 Nonacademic students (Employment limited by visa requirments)
  • Spouses of E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor, E-3 Certain Specialty of Occupation Professional from Australia or L-1 Intracompany Transferee
  • K-1, K-2 or K-3 visa holders
  • Adjustment of Status applicants waiting for their permanent resident cards (Green Cards)
  • DACA or other deferred action recipient
  • Other visa designations

How to apply for Employment Authorization using Form I-765

The process of filing for an Employment Authorization Card includes filling out the form correctly, attaching required evidence of your right to Employment Authorization and attending a biometrics appointment at a USCIS office.

How long does it take to get Employment Authorization?

Depending on the basis for which you are applying for an Employment Authorization Document, the process may take up to three months or more.

Incorrectly filed applications or requests for additional information from the USCIS may further delay your Employment Authorization Document.