Consequences of Filing Errors
When an individual files Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, accuracy is crucial. Any errors in the application can lead to unwanted outcomes.
Delays: Mistakes on Form I-765 can cause processing delays. This means the applicant may wait longer than necessary to receive their Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
Rejection: In some cases, USCIS may reject an application outright due to errors. The applicant would then need to correct the mistakes and re-submit, starting the process anew.
Requests for Evidence (RFE): USCIS might issue a Request for Evidence if the error prompts the need for additional documentation, further slowing down the process.
Potential Legal Implications: If an error is interpreted as an attempt to deceive, this could have serious legal consequences. Although such instances are rare, accuracy serves to avoid any implication of fraud.
To mitigate these risks, applicants should:
- Review their application thoroughly before submission.
- Ensure the information is consistent with other immigration forms and documents.
- If a mistake is realized post-submission, contact USCIS immediately for guidance on corrections.