Form I-765 Brandeis Supplemental Instructions

If you file your OPT/STEM OPT application by mail, you must complete a paper Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and follow the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) instructions. 

If you choose to file your OPT/STEM OPT application online, you must create a USCIS account and follow the instructions to complete Form I-765 online.

In addition to the USCIS Instructions, we have the Form I-765 Brandeis Supplemental Instructions to guide you.

Premium Processing 

You have the option of using Premium Processing when applying for OPT for an additional fee.  If you decide to use Premium Processing you will need to complete the Form I-907 and pay a fee of $1500.  Please consider current USCIS processing times, EAD issuance time,  and your anticipated employment start date before paying for Premium Processing.

NOTE:  You must file Form I-765 while in the United States. If you knowingly and willfully falsify or conceal a material fact or submit a false document with your Form I-765, your application will be denied and may lead to the denial of other immigration benefits.