USCIS Online Filing Webinar: Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, for F-1 Students Seeking OPT
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern. USCIS representatives will provide an overview of USCIS online accounts and our newest form available for online filing, Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
On April 12, 2021, USCIS announced that certain F-1 students can now file the Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online.
F-1 students seeking optional practical training (OPT) in an occupation directly related to their major area of study and filing under one of the following three categories, are eligible to apply for an employment authorization document online:
- (c)(3)(A) – Pre-Completion OPT,
- (c)(3)(B) – Post-Completion OPT, and
- (c)(3)(C) – 24-Month Extension for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students.
To file Form I-765 online, eligible F-1 students must first visit my.uscis.gov to create a USCIS online account. There is no cost to create an account, and the account offers a variety of features, including the ability to communicate with USCIS about your application through a secure inbox.
During this webinar, USCIS representatives will give an overview of the online account features and share instructions on how eligible applicants can file Form I-765 online.
On the day of the engagement:
Please use the link below to access the broadcast.
YouTube broadcast link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3A2QG57hig
Note to media: This teleconference is not for press purposes. Please contact the USCIS Press Office at email@example.com for any media inquiries.
We look forward to your participation!