U.S. Employment Authorization
Winter Park Employment Immigration Lawyers Serving Greater Orlando, FL
All U.S. employers are required to make sure that their employees are legally
allowed to work in the United States, regardless of their
immigration or citizenship status. For workers who are not United States citizens
or permanent residents, employment authorization must be granted by the
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before they can be legally hired
by an employer in the country. Temporary non-immigrant workers may receive
certain employment authorization depending on their classification.
Employment Authorization Document
Depending on your non-immigrant status, you may fall into one of three
categories which make you eligible for an EAD, sometimes referred to as
a work permit.
These categories include:
- Category 1 - You may have authorization to work in the United States because
of your non-immigrant status.
- Category 2 - You may have authorization to work for a specific employer
because of your non-immigrant status.
- Category 3 - You may be in a category which requires you to file for work
Depending on which category you fall into, you may be required to apply
for work authorization using Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
If you fall within category 2, your position with a specific employer
may require your employer to file a petition on your behalf. In any case,
there are many different classifications that permit applications for
employment. If you need help determining your eligibility for employment
authorization, a member of our firm's legal team can quickly review
your situation and status and inform you how you qualify to work in the
When approved, the EAD will act as proof for any U.S. employer that you
are allowed to work in the United States. While cases vary depending on
the circumstances involved, most EADs are granted for a one-year period.
In some cases, you may also be able to replace or renew an expired EAD.
If the USCIS does not issue a final decision on your EAD application within
90 days, you may be able to obtain an interim EAD.
Call Our Winter Park Immigration Firm - 50+ Years' Combined Experience
Obtaining permission to work in the United States will depend on your personal
situation. As every case is unique, it is essential to the successful
outcome of your application that you have an experienced and dedicated
attorney from our firm closely evaluate your case.
With the assistance of our legal team, you will be able to learn about
your eligibility for employment authorization and will receive the help
you need to apply for an EAD work permit. If you are interested in learning
more about the EAD and how you can obtain permission to legally work in
the United States,
contact Robert Brown LLC as soon as possible.