An Employment Authorization Card on an American flag. Be sure to apply for your EAD renewal before it expires!
Start your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization Card online. We’ll help you in determining your employment authorization eligibility and assist you with USCIS processing procedures.
Easily prepare your application for employment authorization simply and accurately today! Our step-by-step system will assist you when completing your official USCIS application online.
In the United States, all employers are required to check for citizenship status before hiring a worker. They need this so they don’t hire illegally and to process your taxes correctly.
Your Employment Authorization Card, also known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), serves as proof that you can work as an immigrant.
If you're not a U.S. citizen, you'll likely fall under one of the following three categories of individuals who are eligible to work within the U.S.
Those in Category 3 will need to file USCIS Form I-765 to be able to work in the United States. Even if you have a green card application in process, you must have a valid EAD to work until you get your green card. Keep renewing your Employment Authorization Card until then.
These qualifying visa categories are allowed to submit an Employment Authorization application:
You can also submit an EAD application to obtain an Employment Authorization document if you’re counted in one of these statuses
The form for getting an EAD or renewing your current one is the same. All you have to do is file USCIS Form I-765 with the proper documentation and fees. If you’re approved, you’ll receive your EAD in the mail. Be sure to have your correct mailing address on your forms! Applicants should:
FileRight can help you file this form properly and quickly so that you don’t have to worry about making a mistake. We have the proper forms and instructions in multiple languages, including Spanish.
You will need to send a few other materials for your Employment Authorization Document renewal. USCIS requires you to include a copy of each of these:
You will also need to include two passport-style photos taken within the last 30 days as well as a check or money order to pay the USCIS filing fee.
The FileRight EAD renewal application package has a preparation fee of $245.
The USCIS filing fees to file Form I-765 are $410. You’ll also have to pay an additional $85 ffee if the USCIS needs your biometrics.
The USCIS won’t refund your money, even if your application is denied! This is why we recommend going through our service. We’ll help ensure your application is correct and complete so that you won’t waste money if there is an error.
Once the USCIS receives your application for EAD renewal, they will process your application. You should expect to receive the following correspondence.
If you need to get biometrics, you will need to do that before you get your Employment Authorization Card. Once you’ve done this once, you should not need to do it again for the USCIS.
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