Fords, NJ asked in Immigration Law for New Jersey

Q: I filed form i485 and was not aware that I should file form i765 as well. I filed on 7/11/16 and as of 10/4/16 I am

Waiting to be scheduled for an interview. My brother filed his paperwork on 10/11/16 and received a work authorization already. Should I file form i765 or wait for my interview?

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Leena Ravindra Kamat
Leena Ravindra Kamat
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Dublin, CA

A: It won't hurt to file your I-765 application for employment authorization now, in case your I-485 process gets delayed for some reason. You might consider also filing an I-131 application (for advance parole, ie emergency travel). Both of these applications would be approved via one Employment Authorization Document (EAD card) which would be valid for employment and travel.

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