Form I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

Processing Statistics

Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Basic Visa Info
Visa Official Name: Application for Employment Authorization
Visa Filing Types:
  • All other applications for employment authorization
  • Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).
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Service Request Date and Estimated Time
Service Center
Form Type
Estimated Processing Time
Service Request Date
Type Info
California Service Center [CSC]
147-539C26
8 Months - 13.5 Months
December 23, 2020
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
California Service Center [CSC]
147-A18
8.5 Months - 13.5 Months
December 13, 2020
Based on being an L-2 spouse of an L-1 nonimmigrant [(a)(18)]
California Service Center [CSC]
147-C26
8 Months - 11.5 Months
February 22, 2021
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
California Service Center [CSC]
147-C33
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Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
Consistent with the July 16, 2021 order from the Southern District of Texas that prohibits DHS from granting initial DACA requests, USCIS has suspended calculations of processing times for initial DACA requests.
California Service Center [CSC]
147-C9
20 Months - 21.5 Months
April 16, 2020
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
California Service Center [CSC]
147-HAITI
4 Months - 6.5 Months
July 17, 2021
Haiti extension [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
California Service Center [CSC]
147-OTH
8 Months - 13.5 Months
December 13, 2020
All other applications for employment authorization
National Benefits Center [NBC]
147-C10
4 Months - 7.5 Months
June 20, 2021
Application for Suspension of Deportation/Sec.244/NACARA/Cancel of Removal [(c)(10)]
National Benefits Center [NBC]
147-C18
6 Months - 11 Months
March 01, 2021
Alien with Final Order of Deportation Under an OSUP [(c)(18)]
National Benefits Center [NBC]
147-C9
8.5 Months - 12 Months
January 30, 2021
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
If you filed Form I-131 and Form I-765 concurrently, based on a pending Green Card application (Form I-485), you should only submit an inquiry if both cases (both your Form I-131 and Form I-765 applications) are taking longer than their normal processing times.
National Benefits Center [NBC]
147-OTH
7.5 Months - 14 Months
November 26, 2020
All other applications for employment authorization
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-539C26
7 Months - 12.5 Months
January 22, 2021
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-A3
3 Months - 5.5 Months
August 15, 2021
Based on being admitted as a Refugee [(a)(3)]
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-C8
6 Months - 8 Months
June 05, 2021
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-A5
6.5 Months - 9.5 Months
April 23, 2021
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-C33
3 Months - 3.5 Months
October 10, 2021
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
If your case been pending more than 105 days, you can submit a “Case outside normal processing time” service request inquiry online (https://www.uscis.gov/e-request). Form I-821D is not listed in the menu options. Please use your I-765 receipt number to submit the request.
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-OTH
2 Months - 7.5 Months
June 15, 2021
All other applications for employment authorization
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-C26
7.5 Months - 12.5 Months
January 15, 2021
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
Nebraska Service Center [NSC]
147-C9
11 Months - 13 Months
January 03, 2021
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
147-C3
2.5 Months - 3.5 Months
October 20, 2021
Based on a request by a qualified F-1 academic student [(c)(3)]
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
147-C8
10 Months - 11.5 Months
February 16, 2021
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
Potomac Service Center [YSC]
147-OTH
4.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 23, 2021
All other applications for employment authorization
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-539C26
9.5 Months - 15 Months
November 04, 2020
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-A18
8 Months - 13.5 Months
December 18, 2020
Based on being an L-2 spouse of an L-1 nonimmigrant [(a)(18)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-A5
10 Months - 14 Months
November 27, 2020
Based on an approved asylum application [(a)(5)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-C26
8.5 Months - 15.5 Months
October 23, 2020
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-C8
4 Weeks - 8 Months
June 08, 2021
Based on a pending asylum application [(c)(8)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-C9
11 Months - 13 Months
December 28, 2020
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-ELSAL
5.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 14, 2021
Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
Texas Service Center [SSC]
147-OTH
6.5 Months - 14.5 Months
November 14, 2020
All other applications for employment authorization
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-C9
6 Months - 12 Months
February 07, 2021
Based on a pending I-485 adjustment application [(c)(9)]
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-ELSAL
1.5 Months - 7.5 Months
June 09, 2021
Based on TPS for El Salvador [(c)(19), (a)(12)]
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-539C26
6.5 Months - 12 Months
February 02, 2021
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-OTH
6 Months - 11.5 Months
February 13, 2021
All other applications for employment authorization
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-C33
3 Months - 3.5 Months
October 10, 2021
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D [(c)(33)]
If your case been pending more than 105 days, you can submit a “Case outside normal processing time” service request inquiry online (https://www.uscis.gov/e-request). Form I-821D is not listed in the menu options. Please use your I-765 receipt number to submit the request.
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-A18
7 Months - 13 Months
December 30, 2020
Based on being an L-2 spouse of an L-1 nonimmigrant [(a)(18)]
Vermont Service Center [ESC]
147-C26
6 Months - 9.5 Months
April 24, 2021
Based on being an H-4 spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant (Standalone; not filed with I-539 H4) [(c)(26)]

Determine your service center using the first 3 characters of your receipt number. If your receipt date is before the "Service Request Date" listed for your service center and form type, you can submit a service request due to “outside normal processing time” here.
Last Update: January 13, 2022

Historical Average Processing Times
Subtype201320142015201620172018201920202021
All other applications for employment authorization- days63 days72 days78 days3.1 mo4.2 mo4.5 mo4.4 mo90 days
Based on an approved, concurrently filed, I-821D, Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (c)(33).- days5.8 mo84 days4.3 mo87 days63 days36 days36 days- days
Form I-765 USCIS Approval Rate and Backlog
Historic Approval Rate
Employment Authorization Documents [Accepted / Denied]
Historic approval and denial rate for Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-765)
Submission Rate and Backlog
Employment Authorization Documents [Pending Backlog / New Submission]
Historic backlog of yet to be processed cases and new submissions for Employment Authorization Documents (Form I-765)

Fiscal year begins October 1 and ends September 30 of the reporting period. Data sources include USCIS, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Performance Reporting Tool (PRT), USCIS Electronic Immigration System (ELIS) and C3 Consolidated


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