Did you lose the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) you received from the US government? Maybe you never received it because it was lost in the mail? Follow these instructions to get a new card mailed to you as soon as possible.
Once you follow this process, you are allowed to use the receipt notice you receive from the US government for your replacement application as an I-9 document for up to 90 days of employment. See the USCIS I-9 Receipt web page for more details. However, we advise you NOT to travel internationally while waiting for a replacement EAD card.
Gather and prepare these items:
Send your application to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services by FedEx or UPS. USCIS must receive it within 30 days of the date your I-20 was issued.
If the address on your I-765 is in the New York City area, mail your application to:
USCIS, Attn: AOS
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
If you live in a different region of the US, confirm with the OGS the address you should send your OPT application to.
Receive an electronic receipt from USCIS within 2-3 weeks and a paper receipt within 3-5 weeks.
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