On October 1st, 2020, a US Federal Court temporarily stopped the nationwide implementation of USCIS’ increase in fees, which was scheduled to become effective starting October 2, 2020.
Applicants still have a chance to save hundreds of dollars in USCIS fees —before the temporary halt is lifted.
To save on USCIS fees:
Complete your N-400 or I-765 Form today
Send your application package to USCIS as soon as possible
These 2 steps allow applicants to take advantage of current USCIS fees before they experience a dramatic increase —which is currently on hold.
Waiting to submit immigration forms will cost applicants hundreds of dollars more once the halt in USCIS fee increases is lifted. USCIS is likely to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court to get the fee increases pushed through.
USCIS Deputy Director of Policy Joseph Edlow issued a response to the temporary block stating that USCIS was “underfunded by millions of dollars each business day the fee rule is enjoined” and that “current fees do not recover the cost of providing adjudication and naturalization services”.
This statement clearly indicates that the USCIS fee increase will come into effect sooner rather than later and makes applying now the only way to secure the current fees.
|Immigration Form||Current fees||Fees after increase halt is lifted||Savings when you apply today|
|N-400 US Citizenship||$640||$1,170||$530|
01 Complete your online application by following step-by-step instructions
02 Print, sign, and send your mistake-free application after an expert review
03 Pay the USCIS fee and receive your US document by post
Who is eligible to apply for Employment Authorization
An Employment Authorization Card (EAD), or work permit, is a legal document in the form of a credit card issued by the USCIS, that allows its holder to work in the United States legally. You may apply for an EAD if:
You are authorized to work in the U.S. based on your immigration status
You are authorized to work in the U.S. for a specific employer based on your nonimmigrant status.
Your immigration category requires you to request a work authorization
Your current EAD card has either expired or will expire within 6 months
Your current EAD card has incorrect information on it.
Your current EAD card is lost, stolen or destroyed (even if partially)
The USCIS has failed to grant you an EAD card within the designated 90 day period. In this case, the USCIS will issue you an Interim EAD card for no longer than 240 days.
Application for Employment Authorization Card (EAD) Requirements
Foreign citizens temporarily residing in the U.S. may request an employment authorization card.
The EAD card is issued for a given period of time based on the applicant’s immigration status. Once granted, applicants may legally work anywhere in the U.S. for any employer and without them having to file a nonimmigrant worker petition. You may apply for an EAD if you belong to any of the following visa qualifying categories:
K-1, K-2 or K-3
Asylee and Refugee
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipient
Applicant waiting for Adjustment of Status
How to apply for an Employment Authorization Card using Form I-765
The Green Card renewal or replacement process includes the following steps:
Determine if you are eligible to apply for an EAD
Complete Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization, with the help of our services
Print and send your Form I-765 with the help of our customized instructions along with a check covering the USCIS filing fee
Receive Notice of Receipt
If required, submit further evidence
Receive Appointment Notice
Go to the biometrics appointment
Receive written notice of a decision by mail
Get new EAD card (if approved)
The processing time for Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization is approximately 90 days.
Our step-by- step instructions will help guide you throughout the entire application process, advise you with regards to the the necessary documents to include with your petition, and how to successfully complete and submit Form I-765 to be able to legally work anywhere in the United States.
Our self-help system will help you through the entire Employment Authorization application process. Our Application Package includes all the necessary USCIS forms to complete your application and personalized step-by-step instructions that will guide you on how to correctly and successfully complete and submit your application with the USCIS. Start your I-765 Form application and get your Employment Authorization Document card now!