About Form I-765

The most up-to-date information on the application process can be found on the USCIS website. UNA OIA is happy to provide this assistance from past experiences but the student bears the ultimate responsibility to submit a complete and accurate application. Download Form I-765 and Form I-765 instructions. Print out both for easy reference. Read the instructions in its entirety.

OIA's Notes on the Instructions for Form I-765

  1. On page 1 of the instructions, you'll notice it directs Foreign Students to page 3.
  2. On page 3, section 3A is entitled F-1 Students Optional Practical Training in an Occupation Directly Related to Studies. Notice the code for Post-completion Optional Practical Training: (c)(3)(B). This code will answer Question 20 on Form I-765.
  3. Go to page 12. Read General Instructions. Notice the instruction to "type or print legibly in black ink". Do not use any other color. We strongly recommend that you type into the downloaded form and print it out.
  4. Read Required Documentation (page 13). Determine what copies you need to include.
  5. On page 15, read What is the Filing Fee? Notice the fee for code (c)(3)(B) applicants is $410.
  6. Read the subheading Card Error (page 16 in the middle).
  7. On page 16, notice the instructions for preparing your money order or cashier's check. Make it payable to the "U.S. Department of Homeland Security".
  8. Read the heading Address Change (page 17). You must notify USCIS within 10 days of moving. You should also notify OIA. You can do that through our website here.

Continue with Other Application Documents and Next Steps.

About OPT

Other Application Documents and Next Steps

Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Instructions for Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Form G-1145, Form I-765, e-Notification Application/Petition Acceptance