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Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Note: If you are filing Form I-765 with another form type, such as Form I-539, please file both forms at the location specified by the other form. The below addresses should be used when Form I-765 is not being submitted with another form.

Effective 8/13/2012

Eligibility Category 8 CFRCategory DescriptionFiling Location
274a.12  
(a)(1)Lawful Permanent ResidentSeparate employment authorization card not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card).
(a)(3)RefugeeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(4)Paroled as a RefugeeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(5)Asylee (Granted Asylum)USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(6)K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiancé of a USC or K-2 DependentUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(7)N-8 or N-9 NonimmigrantUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(8)Admitted as Citizen of Micronesia/Marshall Is.USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(9)K-3 Nonimmigrant Spouse of USC or K-4 DependentUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(10)Granted Withholding of Removal or Withholding of DeportationUSCIS Chicago Lockboxp

For U.S. Postal Service:

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

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

(a)(11)Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) grantedFile according to the most recent Federal Register notice for your country’s DED order.
(a)(12)Temporary Protected Status

Granted

See instructions in the Federal Register notice for your country’s TPS designation.
Temporary Protected Status Granted - replacement of a valid lost, stolen or mutilated employment authorization card.USCIS Vermont Service Center

This address may be used for both US Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

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

(a)(13)Family Unity Benefits GrantedUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(14)LIFE Act Family Unity GrantedFor U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219

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

For U. S. Postal Service:

USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

(a)(16)T-1 NonimmigrantThis address may be used for both US Postal Service and private courier deliveries:

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

(a)(17)Spouse of an E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor, or Spouse of an E-3 Certain Specialty Occupation Professional from AustraliaUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(a)(18)Spouse of an L-1 Intracompany TransfereeUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(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
Eligibility Category 8 CFRCategory DescriptionFiling Location
274a.12  
(c)(1)Spouse/Dependent of Foreign Government OfficialDepartment of State
(c)(2)Spouse/Dependent of Employee of the Coordination Council NA AffairsUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(3)(i)

See NOTE

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT)

 

NOTE: Do not use the (c)(3)(i) 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), 17 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 available through the Related Links on the www.uscis.gov website

USCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(3)(ii)F-1 Offered Employment Under the International Organization Immunities ActUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(3)(iii)F-1 Seeking Off-Campus Employment Due to Severe Economic HardshipUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(4)Spouse/Dependent of G-1, 3, 4 NonimmigrantDepartment of State/United States Mission to the UN (alien's sponsoring organization)
(c)(5)J-2 Nonimmigrant statusUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(6)M-1 Practical TrainingUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(7)Dependent of NATO-1 Through NATO-7Submit your application through your principal’s sponsoring organization and your application will be reviewed and forwarded by DOS, USUN, or NATO/SACLANT 
(c)(8)Asylum applicantUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
Asylum applicant under special ABC filing instructions and you are filing your asylum and EAD applications together.Mail to the USCIS Service Center where you are filing your asylum application.
(c)(9)Pending Family Based Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status pursuant to Section 245 of the INA pending, and you filed your application with the USCIS Chicago Lockbox, and your receipt number begins with “MSC,” or you filed with the Immigration JudgeUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

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

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

Pending Employment Based Form I-485 Application to Adjust Status pursuant to Section 245 of the INAUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(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

U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

 

Express mail and courier 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 (See address below).
(c)(11)Paroled in the Public InterestUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

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

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

(c)(12)Not in use 
(c)(13)Not in use 
(c)(14)Deferred Action GrantedUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

 

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

An alien who has been granted Deferred Action as a surviving spouse or qualified child, or based

on an approved Form I-360 filed for a battered or abused spouse or child

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(c)(15)Not in use 
(c)(16)Adjustment Applicant Based on Continuous Residence Since January 1, 1972USCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

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

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

(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 (See address below).
(c)(17)(ii)B-1 Nonimmigrant Who is a Domestic Servant of a USCUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(17)(iii)B-1 Nonimmigrant Employed by a Foreign AirlineUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(18)Final Order of Deportation and Release on Order of SupervisionUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

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

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

(c)(19)Temporary Treatment Benefits during pendency of an Application for Temporary Protected Status or Application to Extend TPS StatusPlease refer to the Federal Register notice or Temporary Protected Status Web page for more information on where to file your form and to see if online filing is available for your designated country.
(c)(20)Pending Form I-700, Application for Temporary Resident Status as a Special Agricultural Worker Under Sec 210 of the Immigration and Nationality ActUSCIS Phoenix or Dallas Lockbox, based on where you live (See address below).
(c)(21)S NonimmigrantDon't use Form I-765. See USCIS Contact
(c)(22)Pending Form I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Sec 245A of the Immigration and Nationality ActUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219

(c)(23)Q NonimmigrantDo not use Form I-765. I-94 used.
(c)(24)LIFE Legalization ApplicantUSCIS Chicago Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

USCIS
P.O. Box 7219
Chicago, IL 60680-7219

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: VKL
131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-7219

(c)(25)T-2, T-3, or T-4 NonimmigrantThis address may be used for both US 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-PetitionersUSCIS
Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-765
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
(c)(33)Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals when filing with Form I-821D.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals when decided by U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Mail your Forms I-765 and I-765WS together with Form I-821D to the Form I-821D filing address

 

USCIS Chicago Lockbox Facility

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 5757
Chicago, IL 60680-5757

For Express Mail and courier deliveries:

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

 

USCIS Phoenix and Dallas Lockbox facilities

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) deliveries:

USCIS
PO Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: 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) Deliveries:

USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

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

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-765 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/13/2012