Starting January 3, 2023, USCIS will only accept the 10/31/22 edition of the Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Access the 10/31/22 edition of Form I-765 Here Please note, this only applies to F-1 students who submit a paper-based application to USCIS for Pre/Post-Completion OPT or the STEM OPT Extension (it does not apply to online submissions of applications for employment authorization). You can find the edition date on the bottom left-hand corner of each page of the document. You may begin using the 10/31/22 edition of the Form I-765 immediately, though USCIS will continue to accept the 07/26/22, 05/31/22, and 08/25/20 editions until January 2, 2023.