The information on this page is out of date. However, some of the content may still be useful, so we have archived the page.
Texas Service Center Now Processing Certain Form I-765 Cases
USCIS recently began transferring certain cases from the Vermont Service Center to the Texas Service Center to balance workloads. The affected casework includes Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, filed by an asylum applicant with a pending asylum application filed on or after January 4, 1995. The eligibility category for the application is (c)(8).
How You Will Be Affected If We Transfer Your Case
If we transfer your case, we will send you a transfer notice. Your original receipt number will not change, and the transfer will not delay the processing of your case.
The filing location and instructions for these forms will not change. Please continue to file the forms at the address listed under Where to File in the Form I-765 instructions (PDF, 340 KB) and Web page.
How to Track the Status of Your Case
You can check your case status at Case Status Online by entering your receipt number. You can also sign up to receive automatic case status updates by email.
If you do not receive a decision on your case within the published processing time for the Texas Service Center, you may submit an inquiry using e-Request or by calling the USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283. (TYY for the deaf and hard of hearing 800-767-1833). When asking about your case status, please provide us with your original receipt number and specify that your case was transferred to a new location.
If we send you any notice (such as a Request for Evidence), please read the notice carefully and follow the instructions provided.
If you move while your case is pending, you must inform USCIS of your address change. You may file a change of address on our website or by calling the USCIS Contact Center. It is important that you notify us of any address change as soon as possible, so that you continue to receive notifications from USCIS.