Does Form I-765 need to be filed when applying for DACA?
When an individual is applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), there are additional forms and documents that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires them to submit with their application. One of those forms is I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Why does form I-765 need to be filed?
DACA applicants are required to fill out and file Form I-765 so they can obtain their Employment Authorization Document (EAD). If the applicant’s forms are processed and approved, they should receive their EAD which will give them permission to legally work in the U.S.
Important Things to Keep in Mind When Filing Out Form I-765
- The form needs to be the current version. USCIS frequently updates their forms so it is very important for those who are applying for DACA check to be sure they are using the most current version of any form they are submitting.
- The form must be signed. While the form can be filled out online, it will need to be printed so that the applicant can physically sign it. Those who fail to sign their forms will likely receive a rejection notice as USCIS will not process their application.
- The form needs to be completely filled out. When filling out Form I-765, it is important that all the pages are filled out. When printing the form, applicants need to be sure all pages are printed and that they are printed single-sided so that USCIS can process them.
Why should a DACA applicant hire a Texas immigration attorney to help with the application process?
Those seeking DACA benefits are always encouraged to retain an immigration lawyer not because they need legal representation but because they can assist with the application process. USCIS approves DACA applications on a case-by-case basis and won’t hesitate to reject or deny one that contains an error or is missing vital information.
Because the forms associated with applying for DACA are lengthy and can be confusing to the average person, it is best to have someone who works with these applications on a daily basis helping get them filled out and filed. In addition, an immigration attorney can also help an individual if their application is denied yet they meet all of USCIS’s qualifications.
The Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen is Here to Help with the DACA Application Process
If an individual is looking to apply for DACA and would like help, they can contact Texas immigration attorney J. Joseph Cohen. The Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen is available to assist with various types of immigration matters, including applying for DACA, and can be reached at 210-503-2800.
The Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen can be reached at:
310 South St. Mary’s Street, Suite 2100
San Antonio, Texas 78205
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