Optional Checklist for Form I-765 (c)(9) Filings

This is an optional checklist to help you file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, together with or based on a pending Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Do not submit this checklist to USCIS.

NOTE: This optional checklist does not replace or change statutory or regulatory requirements. We recommend you review these requirements, as well as the appropriate form instructions, before completing and submitting your Form I-765. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions. See uscis.gov/i-765 for the most recent Form I-765.

Form Checklist

  • Did you complete all sections of the application that apply to you? (See How To Fill Out Form I-765 in the General Instructions section on Page 15 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
  • Did you sign and date your application? (See Signature and Validity of Signatures in the General Instructions section on Page 14 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
  • Did you submit the correct filing fee, if applicable? (See the What Is the Filing Fee section on Page 22 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
     
  • Did you provide your current U.S. mailing address in Part 2., Item Numbers 5.a. - 5.f.? Do not provide the address of your attorney or accredited representative. (See the Specific Instructions section on Page 16 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)

Filing Checklist

Did you provide the following?

  • Completed Form G-28, if you are represented by an attorney or an accredited representative.

NOTE: If you want us to mail your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to your attorney or accredited representative, please select Part 4., Item Number 1.b., on Form G-28. (See the Specific Instructions section on Page 4 of the Form G-28 Instructions.)

  • Proof you have a pending Form I-485, if you are filing your Form I-765 separately from your previously filed Form I-485. (See Adjustment of Status Categories, Item 1., in the Who May File Form I-765 section on Page 11 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
  • Certified English translations of any documents with information in a foreign language. (See Translations in the General Instructions section on Page 15 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
  • Proof of identity. (See Item 3.B. in the Required Documentation section on Page 20 of theForm I-765 Instructions.)
     
  • Photographs. (See Item 3.C. in the Required Documentation section on Page 20 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
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