Mark A Ivener, A Law Corporation

USCIS Releases Revised I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a revised Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with an 02/13/15 edition date.

The revised I-765 contains the eligibility category (c)(26) for certain H-4 dependent spouses to apply for employment authorization. Those filing under the new H-4 rule should provide the receipt number of the H-1B principal spouse’s most recent Form I-797 Notice of Approval for Form I-129.

While USCIS will continue to accept versions of the form with edition date 05/27/08 or later, H-4 applicants should use the 02/13/15 version of the form to prevent delays or the need for USCIS to issue a request for evidence.

  • The announcement is available here
  • For more information about the H-4 rule and eligibility for employment authorization under the rule, see here
  • A related list of frequently asked questions is available here.

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