Certain Asylum Applicants Seeking Employment Authorization Can Now File Form I-765 Online

 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that certain asylum applicants can now file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, online. This is an important step in USCIS’ efforts to employ technical solutions to streamline and improve processing efficiency and reduce wait times.

Effective immediately, applicants for employment authorization under category (c)(8), Pending Asylum and Withholding of Removal Applicants and Applicants for Pending Asylum under the ABC Settlement Agreement, may file Form I-765 online.

To apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) based on your pending asylum application under the (c)(8) eligibility category, you may file Form I-765 150 days after you file your asylum application. Please see the Form I-765 instructions for more information.

Visit www.uscis.gov for more information.  Full notice from USCIS here.