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I-765 fee not required if filing with I-485?

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The fee for I-485 applications includes the cost of the I-131 and I-765 (no need to pay for them if filed with or while your I-485 application is pending adjudication).

I'm wondering if this is also the case for our family based adjustment of status?

Thanks for any tips!

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Wow, that saves some cash.... I'm surprised they don't inform us of that on the I-765! I wonder if they would have returned the money if I did send it in!

Thanks for the quick reply.

To be fair, the USCIS did include this information in under their "special instructions" section for Form I-765

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I just read over the I-765 instructions again and still don't see where it says the fee is not required. It does say if your "renewing the ead" under the c9 category the fee is not required.

I admit the language in the instructions can be confusing... can you point out exactly where it says the filing fee for the 765 is not required when filing concurrently with the I-485?

Thanks

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I just read over the I-765 instructions again and still don't see where it says the fee is not required. It does say if your "renewing the ead" under the c9 category the fee is not required.

I admit the language in the instructions can be confusing... can you point out exactly where it says the filing fee for the 765 is not required when filing concurrently with the I-485?

Thanks

Did you click on the link they posted? They linked it and told you exactly where to find it.

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I was also confused about this. For example, on the fees website they specifically state no additional fee is required for I-131 if you are filing with the I-485. The section for I-765 refers you to its instructions, in which case I was unable to find anything about filing with I-485 even in the 'special instructions' section mentioned earlier for the I-765.

However, in the special instructions for I-485 you do find this information, and it is also in the PDF of the instructions.

"Please note that, if you file Form I-485 to adjust your status as a permanent resident on or after July 30, 2007, no additional fee is required to also file an application for employment authorization on Form I-765 and/or advance parole on Form I-131. You may file these forms together."

Maybe that just shows I haven't read all instructions thoroughly but it'd be better if this information was where you'd expect. I use VJ as a guide, but in the end I double check everything. Still, I've never found anything wrong in VJ guides!

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Wow, that saves some cash.... I'm surprised they don't inform us of that on the I-765! I wonder if they would have returned the money if I did send it in!

Thanks for the quick reply.

Yes they would have returned the fee.I overpaid and they sent back the amount that would have been for the i-765.They are very ethical :D

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