Application process for an EAD
How is the I-765 application for an EAD processed?
Once the USCIS receives the I-765, it will be checked for completeness. USCIS may request more information or evidence and may request the applicant to appear at an USCIS office for an interview. USCIS may also request the applicant to submit original documents, which will be returned when they are no longer required. A decision will be made within 90 days of the application (30 days for an application based on asylum application). If approved, the EAD will be sent to the applicant or the applicant may be requested to go to the local USCIS office to pick it up. If denied, a written notice explaining the basis of denial will be sent to the applicant.