Cover letter for EAD application(4 samples)

This blog post will show samples of EAD application cover letters.

Samples of cover letters for EAD application

Having an Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766/EAD) is one way to prove that you are authorized to work in the United States. When writing an EAD cover letter, these are some of the essential things to include in your letter:

  • Include your address and personal contact.
  • Address the recipient with a formal salutation. For example, “Dear/Hello (name of the recipient).”
  • The next step is to state what you are applying for. 
  • List the enclosed documents in support of your application for employment authorization.
  • Conclude your letter with a forward-looking statement. For example, “I respectfully request that you approve my application for Employment Authorization. “

Sample 1: “EAD cover letters”

“[Applicant’s Full Name]

Mailing Address

City, State, and Zip Code

[Insert Date]


[address to be determined based on where the applicant lives, and method of mailing e.g. USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL]

Re: H4-Employment Authorization Document

Applicant: [Your Full Name]

A-Number: [Your Alien Registration Number]

To Whom It May Concern

On [insert date] I was granted an H4 Visa based on my husband [insert spouse name] status a valid H-1B Visa holder with an approved I-140 Immigrant Petition.I am now seeking an Employment Authorization Document [EAD] to lawfully be able work in the United States.

Enclosed please find the following supporting documents:

  • Check (No. xxxxx) in the amount of $495 representing the $410 and $85 biometric services fee; or Form G-1450 [Authorization for Credit Card Transactions];
  • Completed Form I-765;
  • Front and back copy of my Passport with Visa pages
  • Front and back copy of my husband’s Passport
  • Approved I-797 Form (H4)
  • Approved I-797 Form (H1-B – Husband)
  • Copy of Marriage Certificate and translation if applicable
  • Copy of ITIN number
  • 2 Color photos
  • Copy of completed Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition Acceptance

I hereby request that this agency process my Application for Employment Authorization Document at the earliest convenience.Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at [insert address].Thank you kindly for your time, as well as consideration rendered in this matter.


[Insert Name]”

Sample 2: “EAD cover letters”

“Via Federal Express


Attn: I-765

2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business

Suite 400 

Lewisville, TX 75067 

Re: NAME  A#____________        

Renewal Employment Authorization Application by Pending Asylum Applicant**Check for 410.00 I-765 Fee Included** 

Dear Sir or Madam: 

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) represents NAME.  My client applied for Asylum on July 2, 2013. She received a receipt notice of her application on July 10, 2013. Her application is still pending before the  Chicago  Asylum  Office.  Pursuant to  8  C.F.R.  §  274a.12(c)(8)  my client filed and received her  employment authorization document on  March  11,  2014.  At this time she is submitting her application for the renewal of her employment authorization document.  

Enclosed please find my client’s completed application for employment authorization  and the following documents: 


Form G-28 for NAME – page  1 

Form I-765, Employment Authorization Form- page 3 

Copy of Passport – page  4 

Receipt of Form I-589 – page  5 

Previously approved Form I-765- page   6 

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on this matter. 


Sample 3: “EAD cover letters”

“(Your Complete U.S. Address) 


U.S. Department of Homeland Security 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

Attn: AOS 

2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business 

Suite 400 

Lewisville, TX 75067 

To Whom It May Concern: 

Enclosed, please find my application for J-2 employment authorization. 

[If your Spouse is Employed at UB] 

My spouse is currently a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the Department of ____________ at the State University of New York at Buffalo. S/He earns $______ per _____. Our monthly budget is as follows: 

[If your Spouse is Not Employed at UB] 

My spouse is currently a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the Department of ____________ at the State University of New York at Buffalo. S/He supports him/herself through [personal funds/scholarship] in the amount of $______ per _____. Our monthly budget is as follows: 

Rent $___ 

Utilities $___ (specify what you are including gas, electricity, water, etc.)

 Food $___ 

Transportation $___ (specify what you are including bus fare, gas, car insurance, etc.) 

Health Insurance $___ 

Miscellaneous $___ (specify: clothing, recreation/entertainment, child care, etc.) 

TOTAL $___ 

As this budget shows, my spouse [makes/has] enough money to support her/himself and to cover our day-to-day expenses. However, there is very little left for additional or extra expenses. While in the United States, I would like to: [List some items for which your earnings might be used:] 

– travel to tourist sites in the U.S. and Canada 

– enroll in an English course 

– pursue further studies in _______________ 

These plans require that I work to earn money for these additional expenses. [OR Explain why you wish to work] 

– make use of my training as a _______________ 

– maintain my skills as a _______________ 

– because I have been offered an opportunity to work as a _______________ 

None of my earnings will be used to support my J-1 spouse. Therefore, I respectfully request that you approve my application for Employment Authorization. 


Your signature”

Sample 4: “EAD cover letters”


Attn: I-765 



I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 

Category (c)(8), No Fee Required – ASAP Member 

Dear Sir or Madam: 

Enclosed please find documents in support of my application for employment authorization, Form I-765. I submitted my asylum application, Form I-589, on [DATE]. I am a member of the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project (ASAP) and am including a copy of my membership card. 

I am filing my first I-765 application under category (c)(8), for asylum applicants. No fee is required for employment authorization applications in this category, and I am not required to pay the $85 biometrics fee because I am a member of ASAP. 

The following documents are enclosed in support of my application for employment authorization: 

• Form G-1145 

• Form I-765 

• Two (2) Passport Photos 

• ASAP Membership Card 

• [PROOF OF FILING I-589, like a stamped first page of the I-589 from an immigration court] 

• Copy of Passport/National ID and certified translation 

Thank you for your time. 





Frequently Asked Questions: Samples of cover letters for EAD application

What must be in an EAD cover letter?

The cover letter should have your contact details, information about qualifications, and enclosed documents.

How long should an EAD cover letter be?

The cover letter should be one page.

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