New Jersey Immigration Attorney Explains I-765 Form
As a dedicated New Jersey Immigration Attorney, clients often ask me about filing the I-765 form during an adjustment of status through marriage. Recently, a husband and a wife came to my office, and they were processing an adjustment of status application for the woman, based on marriage to the US citizen. One of the forms we were filing was the I-765 and that’s specifically to request a work permit, both of the individuals asked me the same question. They asked “Do we have to complete the I-765, if my wife does not intend to work in the US? She’s a stay-at-home mom.” It’s certainly an option; a person can submit it with the rest of the adjustment papers or not, but I always encourage people to do so.
Once you file the I-765, you will get an employment authorization document in the mail, and it’s a photo ID; it looks an awful lot like a New Jersey photo driver’s license. It’s an excellent form of government identification, and it’s a photo identification. With that document, people go to the Social Security Office and apply for a Social Security card. That’s a great way of getting a Social Security number while your case is in process, without waiting till your final green card is approved.
Reason number two would be when you have your Social Security card, you could go to the DMV and get a driver’s license because if you go to the DMV with no Social Security number, they’re not going to process you for a driver’s license. Another good reason is because of insurance companies. Many of the insurance companies ask for your Social Security numbers, as well.
Also, it preserves the ability to work outside the home if someone changes their mind, so we always recommend that someone files for the I-765, and one of the best parts is if you file simultaneously with your adjustment of status application, the government does not charge a filing fee.
Have thought yet about filling for the I-765? Contact our professional New Jersey Immigration Attorney for more information.