- Online filing now available for some Form I-765 applicants
- Applicants seeking employment authorization under category (c)(11) can file their application online
- Individuals seeking a fee exemption or filing fee waiver must file applications by mail
- USCIS may reject Form I-765 applications filed online for ineligible categories
On July 28, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would allow specific categories of Form I-765 parolees to file their applications online.
What are the Changes?
Most people who have been granted parole into the US for a significant public benefit or humanitarian reasons under INA 212 (d)(5) can seek employment authorization under category (c)(11).
Applicants seeking employment authorization under category (c)(11) can file Form I-765 online, with some exceptions. However, applicants seeking a filing fee waiver or eligible for a fee exemption, such as initial Form I-765 applicants and Afghan nationals who received parole through Operation Allies Welcome, must still submit their Form I-765 by mail.
Individuals should note that USCIS may deny an application and retain the fee if an applicant submits Form I-765 online requesting employment authorization in an ineligible category. USCIS maintains a list of eligible forms available for online filing on its website.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services