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Where to file i-765?
If you are filing Form I-765 with another form, file both forms at the location specified by the other form. For example, if you are filing Form I-765 with a Form I-539, file both forms according to the Form I-539 instructions. Use addresses below only when you are NOT submitting Form I-765 with another form.
Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(a)(6)K-1 nonimmigrant fiancé of a U.S. citizen or K-2 dependentUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)

Please note that this employment authorization document (EAD) will only be valid for the 90-day K-1 admission period. After you marry, you may file for an EAD when you apply for lawful permanent resident status.

(a)(9)K-3 nonimmigrant spouse of a U.S. citizen or K-4 dependentUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(a)(13)IMMACT Family Unity grantedUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(a)(14)LIFE Act Family Unity grantedUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: VKL
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(a)(15)V-1, V-2, or V-3 nonimmigrantUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: VKL
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(c)(9)Pending family-based Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status and:

  • You filed your application with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox, AND your receipt number begins with “MSC”

OR

  • You filed your Form I-485 with the immigration judge
USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Pending employment-based Form I-485USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(16)Registry applicant based on continuous residence since January 1, 1972USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(a)(3)RefugeeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chartfor the address)
(a)(4)Paroled as a refugeeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chartfor the address)
(a)(5)Asylee (Granted asylum)USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(8)Asylum applicantUSCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: I-765
P.O. Box 650888
Dallas, TX 75265-0888

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: I-765
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Asylum applicant if:

  • You are under special ABC filing instructions, AND
  • You are filing your asylum application and Form I-765 together
Mail to the USCIS service center where you are filing your asylum application
Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(a)(17)
  • Spouse of an E-1/E-2 treaty trader or investor, or
  • Spouse of an E-3 certain specialty occupation professional from Australia
USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(a)(18)Spouse of an L-1 intracompany transfereeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(12)Spouse of an E-2 CNMI InvestorUSCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(c)(17)(i)B-1 nonimmigrant who is the personal or domestic servant of a nonimmigrant employerUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(17)(ii)B-1 nonimmigrant who is a domestic servant of a U.S. citizenUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(17)(iii)B-1 nonimmigrant employed by a foreign airlineUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(26)H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant, and the receipt number of your H-1B principal spouse’s most recent Form I-797 Notice of Approval for Form I-129 begins with EAC or LINUSCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: H4
P.O. Box 660921
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: H4
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant, and the receipt number of your H-1B principal spouse’s most recent Form I-797 Notice of Approval for Form I-129 begins with WACUSCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: H4
P.O. Box 20400
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: H4
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

(c)(35)Principal beneficiary  of an approved employment-based immigrant petition who is facing compelling circumstancesUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(36)Dependent spouse or unmarried child of a principal beneficiary of an employment-based immigrant petition who is facing compelling circumstancesUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(c)(3)(i)
SEE NOTE
F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

NOTE: Do not write (c)(3)(i) as your category on your application. Use one of the following categories instead:

  • (c)(3)(A), Pre-completion OPT
  • (c)(3)(B), Post-completion OPT
  • (c)(3)(C), 24-month extension for an F-1 student who has received a degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) that appears on the STEM designated Degree Program List published on the SEVP website
USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(3)(ii)F-1 offered off-campus employment under the sponsorship of a qualifying international organizationUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(3)(iii)F-1 seeking off-campus employment due to severe economic hardshipUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(5)Spouse/dependent of J-1 exchange visitor (J-2 nonimmigrant status)USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(6)M-1 student seeking practical training after completing studiesUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(a)(8)Admitted as citizen of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or PalauUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(a)(11)Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) grantedSee the DED page. File according to the most recent Federal Register notice for your country’s DED order.
(a)(12)Temporary Protected Status (TPS) grantedSee the TPS page for instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation
TPS granted – replacement of a valid lost, stolen or mutilated employment authorization cardSee the TPS page for instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation
Employment authorization card contains an error not attributable to USCIS

Example: Applicant provided incorrect biographical information on Form I-765 or the Form I-821 for TPS

See the TPS page for instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation
Employment authorization card contains a USCIS error

Example: The name on the EAD is spelled incorrectly and does not correspond with the information you provided.

A fee is not required.

File to the service center that approved your employment authorization card.  You can find this information on your I-797 notice.

Please use one of the following addresses:

USCIS California Service Center

USCIS
California Service Center
Attn: I-765
24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

USCIS Nebraska Service Center

USCIS
Nebraska Service Center
Attn: I-765
850 S Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

USCIS Texas Service Center

USCIS
Texas Service Center
Attn: I-765
4141 St. Augustine Rd.
Dallas, TX 75227

USCIS Vermont Service Center

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

(c)(2)Spouse or dependent of an E-1 nonimmigrant employee of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(10)Applicant for Section 244 suspension of deportation or 240A cancellation of removal (applicants who are NOT eligible for NACARA 203 relief)USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

 

Applicant for special rule cancellation of removal under NACARAUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(19)Temporary treatment benefits while an application for temporary protected status (TPS) is pending or an application to extend TPS status is pendingPlease refer to the Federal Register notice or TPS page for more information on where to file your form and to see if online filing is available for your designated country. If you experience issues related to your (c)(19) card, please follow the (a)(12) instructions which correspond to your respective card issue.
Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(c)(1)Spouse/dependent of A-1 or A-2 foreign government officialSubmit your completed and signed Form I-765 package, including Form I-566, to the Department of State office in Washington, DC, through your diplomatic mission or international organization.

Go to the State Department’s website for more information.

(c)(4)Spouse/dependent of G-1, G-3, or G-4 nonimmigrantSubmit your completed and signed Form I-765 package, including Form I-566, to the Department of State office in Washington, DC, through your diplomatic mission or international organization. Go to the State Department’s website for more information.

In New York City, the United Nations (UN) and UN missions must submit the package to the U.S. Mission to the UN (USUN).

(c)(7)Dependent of NATO-1 through NATO-6If you are a dependent of a NATO nonimmigrant who is stationed at the Supreme Allied Command Transformation, NATO/HQ (NATO/HQ SACT), submit your completed and signed Form I-765 package, including Form I-566, to:

USLO to NATO/HQ SACT
7857 Blandy Road, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23551-2491

If you are a dependent of a NATO nonimmigrant who is stationed outside of NATO/HQ SACT, submit your completed and signed Form I-765 package, including Form I-566, to the Defense Attaché’s Office at the embassy of the NATO member that employs your NATO nonimmigrant relative. For more details on NATO member embassy contacts and on the required documents, visit the State Department’s Office of Foreign Missions pageand search for “Dependent Work Authorization”.  If you have questions about the process or document requirements, email OFM-EAD@state.gov.

Eligibility CategoryCategory DescriptionFiling Location
(a)(2)Temporary ResidentUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: VKL
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(a)(7)N-8 or N-9 nonimmigrantUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(a)(10)Granted withholding of deportation or removalUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(a)(16)T-1 nonimmigrantFor both U.S. Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

(a)(19)U-1 nonimmigrantUSCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(a)(20)U-2, U-3, U-4, or U-5 nonimmigrantUSCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(c)(11)Paroled in the public interestUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(c)(14)Deferred action grantedUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(c)(18)Under a final order of deportation or removal and an order of supervisionUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(c)(20)Pending Form I-700, Application for Temporary Resident Status as a Special Agricultural Worker Under Section  210 of the Immigration and Nationality ActUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (Go to the USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities chart for the address)
(c)(21)S nonimmigrantDo not use Form I-765. See the S nonimmigrant page for more information.
(c)(22)Pending Form I-687, Application for Temporary Resident Status under INA Section 245AUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS-NWIRP
P.O. Box 804727
Chicago, IL 60680-4108

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NWIRP
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

(c)(23)Q nonimmigrantDo not use Form I-765. Use Form I 94.
(c)(24)LIFE Legalization applicantUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
Attn: VKL
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-60603-5517

(c)(25)T-2, T-3, or T-4 nonimmigrantFor both U.S. Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

(c)(31)VAWA self-petitionersFor both U.S. Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

USCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

(c)(33)Consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) when applying for a replacement EAD if it has been lost, stolen, or destroyed; or contains incorrect information (that is not due to USCIS error)Mail your Form I-765 to the Form I-821D filing address
(c)(34) Spouse of an International Entrepreneur ParoleeSee International Entrepreneur Parole page

     USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live:

If you live in…Mail your application to:
Alaska,
Arizona,
California,
Colorado,
Hawaii,
Idaho,
Illinois,
Indiana,
Iowa,
Kansas,
Michigan,
Minnesota,
Missouri,
Montana,
Nebraska,
Nevada,
North Dakota,
Ohio,
Oregon,
South Dakota,
Utah,
Washington,
Wisconsin,
Wyoming,
Guam, or
the Northern Mariana Islands.

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

 

Alabama,
Arkansas,
Connecticut,
Delaware,
District of Columbia,
Florida,
Georgia,
Kentucky,
Louisiana,
Maine,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Mississippi,
New Hampshire,
New Jersey,
New Mexico,
New York,
North Carolina,
Pennsylvania,
Puerto Rico,
Rhode Island,
South Carolina,
Oklahoma,
Tennessee,
Texas,
Vermont,
Virginia,
U.S. Virgin Islands,
or
West Virginia

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: NFB AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

 

Can I work if my EAD renewal is in process?
You will not be eligible to work when an EAD application is pending with USCIS.
Do I need an employment authorization card?
If you are lawful permanent resident (green card holder) or a conditional resident, you do NOT require EAD to work in the US.
Can I get a Social Security number with an employment authorization card?
If USCIS approves your application, you will receive two documents by mail:

1. Employment Authorization Document (EAD), also known as the “I-766 card” or “work permit”, and

2. SSN card.

When I can I get a work permit, if i apply for asylum?
Once 150 days have passed and you have applied, the government has 30 days to give you (or deny) your EAD. If you was granted asylum status, you not only gain the right to work in the U.S., but don’t need to apply for an EAD with which to do so.

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