Pursuant to the Court order in the matter of (Juyi Li v. USCIS), USCIS has extended the flexibilities for refiling rejected Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorizations for Students.
For applicants who timely filed Form I-765 for OPT and STEM OPT and whose applications were later rejected, USCIS will accept a refiled Form I-765 as filed on the original filing date if:
- The original, timely filed application was received on or after Oct. 1, 2020, through Oct. 31, 2021, inclusive; and
- USCIS subsequently rejected it.
- Refiled applications must be received by Nov. 30, 3021, for USCIS to treat the application as though filed on the original received date.
- Additionally, for applications received through October 31, 2021, applicants can file Form I-765 up to 120 days before the program end date.
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