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Fillable Printable Form M-1163

Fillable Printable Form M-1163

Form M-1163

Form M-1163

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Optional Checklist for Form I-765 (c)(3)(B) Filings
F-1 Students Seeking Optional Practical Training (OPT)
in an Occupation Directly Related to Studies:
Post-Completion Optional Practical Training
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS
Form M-1163
Checklist
This is an optional checklist to help you complete Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Do not submit this checklist to USCIS.
NOTE: This optional checklist does not replace or change statutory or regulatory requirements. We
recommend that you review these requirements, as well as the appropriate form instructions, before completing
and submitting Form I-765. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form
instructions. See www.uscis.gov/I-765 for the most recent version of Form I-765 and its instructions.
Form Checklist
Did you complete all sections of the form that apply to you? (SeeHow To Fill Out Form I-765 in the
General Instructions section on Page 7 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
Did you sign and date the form? (See the General Instructions section on Page 7 of the Form I-765
Instructions.)
Did you submit the correct fee, if applicable? (See the What Is the Filing Fee section on Page 9 of the
Form I-765 Instructions.)
Did you provide your current U.S. mailing address? Do not type or print the address of your attorney or
accredited representative. (See the Address Change section on Page 10 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
Filing Checklist
Did you provide the following?
Completed Form G-28 (only if you are represented by an attorney or an accredited representative).
NOTE: If you want your Employment Authorization Document (EAD) mailed to your attorney or
accredited representative, please select the appropriate box on Form G-28. (See Part 4., Items 1. - 2.b., in
the Specific Instructions section on Page 3 of the Form G-28 Instructions.)
Certificate of Eligibility of Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status (Form I-20 A-B/I-20 ID) endorsed by a
designated school official (DSO). You must file your Form I-765 within 30 days of the DSO's
recommendation for OPT. (See Item 3. in the Who May File Form I-765 section on Page 2 of the
Form I-765 Instructions.)
Evidence of program completion. For example, a copy of your diploma or transcripts. (See Item 3. in the
Who May File Form I-765 section on Page 2 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
Certified English translations of any non-English documents. (See the Translations paragraph in the
General Instructions section on Page 7 of the Form I-765 Instructions.)
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Proof of identity. (See Item 2.B. in the Required Documentation section on Page 8 of the Form I-765
Instructions.)
Photographs. (See Item 2.C. in the Required Documentation section on Page 8 of the Form I-765
Instructions.)
Do not submit this checklist to USCIS.
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