What Documents and Information are Needed for Applying for an EAD?

In order for an alien to file for an Employment Authorization Document, there are certain documents and information that the alien needs to include in the application. In addition to Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, the alien applicant must also submit the following documents:

  1. A copy of Form I-94 (front and back);
  2. A copy of previous EADs, if the applicant has had any;
  3. 2 photos with a white background taken no earlier than 30 days before submission; and
  4. Other supporting documents showing that the applicant is eligible to obtain the EAD (such as I-797 receipt notices, or other documents showing the alien’s non-immigrant status or I-485 application).