All the immigrants residing in US on non-immigrant visas and are intending to work in the nation, have to file the Form I765 application. Submitting this form would provide with the employment authorization for the immigrant from the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services). If approved, the immigrant would then obtain the Employment Authorization Document (EAD). In other words, this can also be called as the Work Permit.
However, this application should not be filed by those who are the citizens of United States, legal permanent as well as conditional permanent residents and even temporary migrants who have the permit to work in the nation. At the same time, immigrants already applied for a Green Card but is pending are permitted to work in the country. In such cases too, the above application has to be filed.
With the Form I765, the applicant must also submit an application for the adjustment of status. Transcripts or copies of the I-94 and the Arrival Departure Card should also be attached with the above form. Post submission, the applicant would receive the Employment Authorization Card in the next ninety days. After obtaining this card, the applicant would be permitted to work in the United States.
Incase a migrant is not able to receive the above card within ninety days due to some reason, he can always ask for an Interim Employment Authorization on Form I765. This authorization would be accepted for 240 days.
In order to obtain the above Interim card, the applicant would have to file for the Interim Work Authorization on Form I765 at the USCIS Service Center. In case 240 days have passed and still there is no word on the I765, then the migrant has to stop working. This is because the Interim Authorization Cards cannot be reinstated. In such cases, one has to submit a fresh application of the Form I765. If the similar delays continue, another interim work authorization card would be issued.
No fee has to be deposited while submitting the Form I765 when it is filed simultaneously with Form I-485 along with the application for adjustment of status. It is best suggested to file all these forms together. This caters to early application processing.
The status of Form I-765 could be checked on the Internet. In case, the application is refused, the USCIS would mail a written communication elaborating the reasons for denial. A request for reconsideration is permitted for the applicant.
Above all, it is best to consult an immigration expert in this regard who can guide you appropriately when it comes to such issues of importance. More so, a consultant is well-versed with all the latest amends when it comes to the laws of a particular nation that he deals with. So, find a registered consultant who deals with US immigration.