Certain categories of nonimmigrants who seek to work in the U.S. can file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request an Employment Authorization Document, the permit to work legally in the U.S.
The current filing fee for Form I-765 is $410. Applicants will also have to pay the fee for biometrics services, which is $85. A total of $495 must be paid by the beneficiaries of approved employment-based immigrant petitions who are facing compelling situations and spouses or unmarried dependent children of beneficiaries of employment-based immigrant petitions who are facing compelling circumstances.
Refugees; those paroled as refugees; asylees; citizens of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, or Palau; N-8 or N-9 nonimmigrants; those granted withholding of deportation; victims of trafficking (T-1 nonimmigrants); U-1 nonimmigrants; dependents of certain foreign government, international organization, or NATO personnel; applicants for asylum and VAWA self-petitioners need not pay the filing fee for Form I-765.