By: Roujin Mozaffarimehr
Breaking: USCIS will no longer accept I-765 service requests at the 75-day mark. As of June 1, 2018, the American Immigration Lawyers Association has confirmed that members have received numerous reports that the USCIS will no long accept calls for I-765 applications for employment authorization documents (EADs) at the 75-day mark unless the applications are outside of USCIS’s posted processing times. Previously, the USCIS was required by regulation to adjudicate EAD applications within 90 days. However, the regulatory timeframe was removed from the rules in January 2017. Since then, processing times have increased dramatically. Current processing times for employment authorization documents are upwards of 6 months.
There has been no policy update or announcement by the USCIS; however, the USCIS has removed guidance regarding the 75-day mark service request from its website. We strongly advise filing EAD applications within the 6 months prior to expiration. Please contact our office if you have questions about the EAD application process.