Last updated: 08-May-2022

AOS EAD/AP Renewal Process

AOS applicants can request to renew the EAD and/or AP up to 180 days prior to the expiration dates of the EAD and/or AP.

USCIS Processing Fees

$0 (Zero USD)

EAD (form I-765) Renewal

  1. Complete I-765 form and sign, download and guide is here.
  2. A copy of your current EAD
  3. A print-out of your electronic I-94 form
  4. Two identical passport photographs, write A-Number on back of them.
  5. A copy of your I-485 form receipt notice
  6. A copy of a valid government-issued identity document, driver's license etc
  7. A copy of passport, biographic information pages (normally those are first two and last two)
  8. Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

AP (form I-131) Renewal

  1. Complete I-131 form and sign, download and guide is here.
  2. A copy of your current AP
  3. A print-out of your electronic I-94 form
  4. Two identical passport photographs, write A-Number on back of them.
  5. A copy of your I-485 form receipt notice
  6. A copy of a valid government-issued identity document, driver's license etc
  7. A copy of passport, biographic information pages (normally those are first two and last two)

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Documents Order

I-765

  1. Two Passport Photos
  2. Cover Letter
  3. G-1145 form e-Notification
  4. I-765 Form
  5. Copy of Previous EAD
  6. Copy of EAD Renewal Tear off
  7. Copy of I-485 Receipt
  8. I-94 copy (Latest)
  9. Passport Biographic Page
  10. Driver's license

I-131

  1. Color divider
  2. Two Passport Photos
  3. I-131 form
  4. Copy of Previous EAD
  5. Copy of EAD Renewal Tear off
  6. Copy of I-485 Receipt
  7. I-94 copy (Latest)
  8. Passport Biographic Page
  9. Driver's license

Put documents in an envelope and write "A-number" and "I-765 application" or "I-131 application" on it. If you are applying for a spouse/kids, then use separate envelopes.

Don't staple documents, use binder clip (smallest 0.6-inch clip) or paper clip.

Mailing Address

Beginning March 26, 2010, applicants must submit Form I-765 to one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities (USCIS Phoenix Lockbox or USCIS Dallas Lockbox).

Cross check address on USCIS site also. Looks for "Pending employment-based Form I-485". Direct link to current list.

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

Mail your application to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox if you live in one of the following States:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries For Express mail and courier deliveries
USCIS
PO Box 21281
Phoenix, AZ 85036
USCIS
Attn: AOS
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S,
Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

USCIS Dallas Lockbox

Mail your application to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox if you live in one of the following States:

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia.

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries For Express mail and courier deliveries
USCIS
PO Box 660867
Dallas, TX 75266
USCIS
Attn: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy.
121 Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Note: When filing Form I-765 at one of the USCIS Lockbox facilities, you may elect to receive an email and/or text message notifying you that your application has been accepted.

EAD/AP Renewal FAQ

Can I renew EAD/AP myself or do I need attorney for this?

You can do it yourself, you don't need attorney for filing. But if your company is offering attorney help, then go for that.

When can I renew my EAD and AP?

If you want to renew your EAD/AP combo card then you should file both applications simultaneously and no more than 180 days before the expiry date on card

How long is EAD/AP valid for?

Now·a·days card is given with 2 year validity, but previously it was 1 year.

What is EAD AP card?

EAD/AP is a combo card issued by USCIS. It combines an Employment Authorization Document (also known as a work permit or EAD) with Advance Parole permission (allowing you to travel and return to the U.S. without abandoning your green card application-in-progress.)

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