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EAD E-Filing Experiences

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Filing EAD without lawyer help

EAD E-Filing

Administrative Fixes

Admin Fix - 5/2/2008

Can someone work on two jobs on I-485 EAD?

Sure, never heard of any issues with it.

E-Filling Eligibility for Filing Form I-765

Who Is Eligible to e-File This Form

Except for those categories listed above, applicants falling in the categories described in Part 2 of Form I-765 Instructions are eligible for electronic filing.

  • Category 274a.12(a)
     (3) Refugee
     (4) Paroled Refugee
     (5) Asylee
     (6) K-1 Nonimmigrant Fiancé(e) of U.S. Citizen or K-2 Dependent
     (7) N-8 or N-9
     (8) Citizen of Micronesia/Marshall Islands or Palau
    (10) Granted Withholding of Deportation
    (11) Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)/Extended Voluntary Departure
    (12) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - TPS applicants may file only for re-registration via the e-Filing System; e-
         Filing is not available for initial or late initial registration.  For a list of countries and dates that USCIS has 
         designated as currently eligible to file for TPS, please visit the Temporary Protected Status page.
    (13) Family Unity
    (17) E-1 or E-2 Spouses
    (18) L Spouses
  • Category 274a.12(c)
     (2) Dependent of TECRO E-1 Nonimmigrant
     (3)(ii) F-1 Student offered off-campus employment under the sponsorship of a qualifying international organization
     (3)(iii) F-1 Student seeking off-campus employment due to severe economic hardship
     (5) J-2 Spouse or Minor Child of an Exchange Visitor
     (6) M-1 Practical training
     (8) Asylum applicant
     (9) Adjustment applicant
    (10) Applicant for Suspension of Deportation (Non-NACARA)
    (11) Public interest parolee
    (14) Deferred Action* (may be eligible at a later date)
    (16) Adjustment Applicant Based on Continuous Residence Since January 1, 1972
    (17)(i) B-1 Domestic of nonimmigrant
    (17)(ii) B-1 Domestic of certain U.S. citizens
    (17)(iii) Employee foreign airline
    (18) Final Order of Deportation
    (19) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - Please visit the Temporary Protected Status page for the most updated information 
         regarding eligible TPS countries.
    (20) Section 210 Legalization
    (22) Sec 245A Legalization
    (25) T Dependents (may be eligible at a later date)


Who is not eligible to e-File if:

  • You live outside the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • You are applying for a waiver of the filing fee.
  • You are requesting that your case be expedited.
  • You are filing to correct data due to USCIS administrative error.
  • You are an applicant who is applying for an EAD as the spouse of an E-3 principle alien.
  • You are an applicant who is applying for an EAD under one of the following categories described in Part 2 of the Form I-765 instructions.
  • Category 274a.12(a)
     (1) Lawful Permanent Resident
     (2) Legalization Temporary Resident
     (9) K-3 Nonimmigrant Spouse of U.S. Citizen or K-4 Dependent
    (12) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - TPS applicants may file only for re-registration via the e-Filing System; e-  
         Filing is not available for initial or late initial registration.  For a list of countries and dates that USCIS has 
         designated as currently eligible to file for TPS, please visit the Temporary Protected Status page.
    (14) LIFE Legalization
    (15) V-1, 2 or 3 Nonimmigrants
    (16) T principal renewals
  • Category 274a.12(c)
     (1) Dependent of A-1 or A-2 Foreign Government Officials
     (4) Dependent of G-1, G-3 or G-4 Nonimmigrants
     (7) NATO Dependent
    (10) NACARA Section 203 Applicants who are eligible for NACARA relief
    (12) Not in use
    (13) Not in use
    (15) Not in use
    (19) Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - TPS applicants may file only for re-registration via the e-Filing System; e-
         Filing is not available for initial or late initial registration.  For a list of countries and dates that USCIS has 
         designated as currently eligible to file for TPS, please visit the Temporary Protected Status page.
    (21) S Nonimmigrant
    (23) Irish Peace Process
    (24) LIFE Legalization


  • For an applicant who is applying for an EAD under eligibility categories: (If you fall into one of the follwoing categories, see the paper-based Form I-765 for information on how to file for Employment Authorization following traditional procedures.)
    (c)(3)(A) Pre-completion Optional Practical Training
    (c)(3)(B) Post-completion Optional Practial Training; and
    (c)(3)(C) 17-month extension for an F-1 student who has received a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or 
Mathematics (STEM)
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