APPLY! REQUEST

Other Application Documents

In addition to Form I-765 and all the attachments that it requires, we also recommend Form G-1145, Form I-765, e-Notification Application/Petition Acceptance. It enrolls you in e-notifications so you will receive an email or text message each time your application is handled by the US government.

Next Steps

When you have your 2 photographs, money order or cashier's check and completed application, make an appointment with your DSO in the Office of International Affairs. Bring your application and all attachments listed in the Instructions for Form I-765. At your appointment, we will help you review the application, make the recommendation for OPT in SEVIS and provide you with a new I-20 which shows that recommendation.

Mailing

Submissions from Alabama are sent to USCIS's Dallas Lockbox. Submissions by US Mail are sent to a PO Box while submissions by FedEx or UPS are sent to a street address. If using by US Mail, we recommend sending your application by Certified Mail in order to receive a confirmation of delivery.

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:

USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266

For Express mail and courier deliveries:

USCIS
Attn: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

About OPT

Filing out Form I-765

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