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Obtaining Optional/Post-Completion Practical Training

Employment authorization after graduation
 
(USCIS process time is 2 to 3 months)

 

OPEN THE I-765 FORM ON LINE FROM: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-765.pdf

  1. COMPLETE I-765 FORM AS FOLLOWS: Check box with “Permission to accept employment”, fill out lines from #1 to #15 and on line #16 write ( c ) ( 3 ) ( B ) in each parenthesis. 
  2. PRINT the I-765 form and sign it with a blue ink pen. You may save it in your PC for later correction (s).
  3. APPLY FOR GRADUATION BY USING CUNYfirst website: https://hrsa.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
  4. OBTAIN TWO COLOR PHOTOS: PHOTOS MUST BE 2 INCHES BY 2 INCHES FULL FRONTAL PASSPORT PHOTOS, ON WHITE BACKGROUND. PHOTOS MUST BE NO MORE THAN 30 DAYS OLD. WRITE NAME AND SEVIS ID# ON BACK OF PHOTOS.
  5. PROVIDE A $380 MONEY ORDER OR CHECK MADE OUT TO: U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. ON THE BOTTOM OF CHECK OR MONEY ORDER WRITE: I-765 FEE AND SEVIS ID #.
  6. RETURN THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & SCHOLARS OFFICE:
    • All l-20’s-ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of each.
    • Copy of I-94 (front and back). WHITE CARD STAPLED IN PASSPORT.
    • Copy of visa stamp in passport.
    • Copy of passport validity. FIRST FEW PAGES SHOWING COUNTRY,STUDENT’S NAME, BIRTH DATE, DATE PASSPORT WAS ISSUED AND DATE PASSPORT EXPIRES.
    • I-765 Form completed.
    • $380 check or money order made out to U.S Department Of Homeland Security.
    • Two photos. SEE STEP #5 ABOVE. 
  7. PICK UP DOCUMENTS LISTED ABOVE FROM THE INT’L STUDENTS & SCHOLARS OFFICE 5-7 DAYS AFTER SUBMITTING THEM. STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAILING ALL DOCUMENTS TO USCIS.
  8. MAIL TO:
    USCIS
    PO Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266
  9. SEND DOCUMENTS CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED.
  10. NOTE: STUDENTS TRAVELING OVERSEAS MUST CONTACT OUR OFFICE PRIOR TO ANY TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE US. 
 
OFFICE INFORMATION
Director: Patrick O'Connell
Office: Student Union 327
Phone: 718-997-4440
Fax: 718-997-4429
Office Hours: Mon - Fri 9am-5pm
 

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