In order for an immigrant residing in the US to obtain employment legally, he or she will have to receive and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). To begin the process, form I-765 must be filled out and filed with the USCIS.
The USCIS fee for processing is $340, but there are certain exceptions for the following applicants:
In the above situations, the filing fee will be waived.
Once the I-765 has been processed, the applicant will receive an appointment date for electronic fingerprinting. Typically, if form has been filled out completely and correctly, and all suporting documents are verified, the biometrics (fingerprinting) date should be recieved within 30 days.