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USCIS Modifies Application For Employment Authorization

WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has revised Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The form now includes additional eligibility codes. These changes have been made in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security’s recent interim final rule regarding Optional Practical Training (OPT), published on April 4, 2008. The rule modifies the conditions and duration of OPT for qualified F-1 non-immigrant students.

USCIS will accept the July 30, 2007 edition of the form through May 8, 2008. As of May 9, 2008, USCIS will only accept the revised Form I-765, dated 04/08/08, and will reject all requests using previous editions of the form.

The main purpose of Form I-765 is to allow certain aliens temporarily staying in the United States to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).


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