Form I-765, also called the Application for Employment Authorization, is a form that people can fill out in the United States when they want to ask for permission to work. When they get this permission, they receive something called an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). See the Form I-765 Application for Employment explained below.
Now, you might be wondering who can apply for an EAD. Well, if you’ve recently been given permission to enter the U.S. (this is known as being paroled), you can apply. Also, if you’ve asked for asylum (which means you’re seeking protection because it’s not safe for you in your home country), and you’ve been waiting for at least 150 days for a decision on your application, you can apply too.
Likewise if you wish to apply, the first thing you need to do is make an account on the USCIS website. After that, you fill out a form called Form I-765. So if everything goes well and your application gets approved, USCIS will send your work permit to your address.
But remember, starting from April 1, 2022. There has been a change. You can’t pay for more than one form with a single payment . This means each form, like Form I-765, needs its own payment. See also the US visa for Thai citizen on here as well.
What is the cost of filing Form I-765?
Applying for Form I-765, which allows you to work legally in the U.S., costs $410. But, if you qualify under certain categories, you might also have to pay an additional fee of $85 for biometrics services, on top of the $410 filing fee.
What is the processing time for Form I-765?
The time it takes for your work permit application (Form I-765) to be processed can vary. Usually, it takes between 2 to 7 months (60–210 days) for USCIS to process it, but the duration can change based on the processing center. If they ask for more documents (called a Request for Evidence or RFE), and you provide them, your work permit should be processed within 60 to 90 days after you submit the extra paperwork. Likewise also see the I-129f petition on here.
Employment Authorization Document (EAD):
It’s a big deal because it means you can stay and work in the U.S. forever
Always check the official USCIS website or talk to an immigration expert for the latest info, as rules might change.
The CR1, IR1, and K3 visas are for spouses of U.S. citizens, but they work in slightly different ways. CR1 is for people already married to U.S. citizens. They have to show they can support themselves financially and can work once they arrive in the U.S.
IR1 is just for spouses of U.S. citizens, and they can start working right away. K3 is for spouses from other countries, allowing them to apply for residency and a work permit after approval. Each one has its rules, so it’s important to know the differences before applying.
Remember, each visa type lets spouses apply for a work permit, but the rules might change. It’s best to check with USCIS or a legal expert for the most current info. Finally also see the affidavit of support Thailand on here.