Subchapter B -- Immigration Regulations. Part 274a -- Control Of Employment Of Aliens. Subpart B -- Employment Authorization. Application for employment authorization.
(a) General. Aliens authorized to be employed under section 274a.12(a)(3), (a)(4), (a)(6)-(8), (a)(10)-(15), and (a)(20) must file an Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) in order to obtain documentation evidencing this fact.
(1) Aliens who may apply for employment authorization under Section 274a.12(c) of this part, except for those who may apply under Section 274a.12(c)(8), shall file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The approval of applications filed under Section 274a.12(c) of this part, except for Section 274a.12(c)(8), shall be within the discretion of USCIS. Where economic necessity has been identified as a factor, the alien must provide information regarding his or her assets, income, and expenses in accordance with instructions on Form I-765.
(2) An initial Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) for asylum applicants under 274a.12(c)(8) of this part shall be filed in accordance with instructions on or attached to Form I-765. The applicant also must submit a copy of the underlying application for asylum or withholding of deportation, together with evidence that the application has been filed in accordance with Sections 208.3 and 208.4 of this chapter. An application for an initial employment authorization or for a renewal of employment authorization filed in relation to a pending claim for asylum shall be adjudicated in accordance with Section 208.7 of this chapter. An application for renewal or replacement of employment authorization submitted in relation to a pending claim for asylum, as provided in Section 208.7 of this chapter, shall be filed, with fee or application for waiver of such fee, in accordance with the instructions on or attached to Form I-765.
(b) Approval of application. If the application is granted, the alien shall be notified of the decision and issued an INS employment authorization document valid for a specific period and subject to any terms and conditions as noted.
(c) Denial of application. If the application is denied, the applicant shall be notified in writing of the decision and the reasons for the denial. There shall be no appeal from the denial of the application.
(d) Interim employment authorization. USCIS shall adjudicate the application within 90 days from the date of receipt of the application by USCIS, except in the case of an initial application for employment authorization under Section 274a.12(c)(8), which is governed by paragraph (a)(2) of this section, and Section 274a.12(c)(9) insofar as it is governed by Sections 245.13(j) and 245.15(n) of this chapter. Failure to complete the adjudication within 90 days will result in the grant of an employment authorization document for a period not to exceed 240 days. Such authorization shall be subject to any conditions noted on the employment authorization document. However, if the director adjudicates the application prior to the expiration date of the interim employment authorization and denies the individual's employment authorization application, the interim employment authorization granted under this section shall automatically terminate as of the date of the director's adjudication and denial.
[74 FR 26933, 26940, June 5, 2009]