Eligible applicants use Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to apply to USCIS for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Find official information on the current edition of Form I-765 on the USCIS Form I-765 page. This NAFSA page tracks developments to the form.

Form I-765 Developments

Proposed filing fee revision

The current base fee of the form is $410. On November 14, 2019, USCIS proposed raising the Form I-765 filing fee to $490. That proposal has not yet been finalized. See NAFSA's page on the proposed USCIS filing fee rule.

Form revision/extension of OMB authorization

The current edition of Form I-765 is 12/26/19. Although the 12/26/19 edition of the form had OMB authorization only until 05/31/20, the I-765 web page states, "We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 12/26/19 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions."

On January 16, 2020, USCIS published a Federal Register notice requesting public comment on its plans to revise and extend the validity of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The deadline for public comment was extended until May 22, 2020. Filers can continue to use the 12/26/19 edition of the form while approval of the revised edition is pending.

View the Federal Register form extension/revision notices:

  • 85 FR 2755 (January 16, 2020) - original Form I-765 revision and extension notice
  • 85 FR 22439 (April 22, 2020) - notice extending deadline for public comment until May 22, 2020.

Here are links to the draft Form I-765 Form, Instructions, Worksheet, and Tables of Changes that describe the planned revisions to those documents.