Severe Economic Hardship Procedures

A. Document the circumstances causing the economic need;

The student can write a statement describing the unforseen hardship situation and, if possible, should attach backup documentation; for example, a letter from home telling of a change in family circumstances or proof of a currency devaluation in the student's country

B. Explain why other employment options are unavailable or insufficient.

C. Complete Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization using the code: (c) (3) (iii) in item 16

D. Obtain two passport photos

E. Check to the order of "USCIS" (check for current fee)

F. Copy of I-94 card (front and back)

G. Copy of the ID pages from the student's passport, or, for applications for renewal of work authorization, a photocopy of the previously issued EAD