Jason Smith

Who Qualifies for a Work Permit in the United States?

Only a few people can get the work permit to work in America. People with a green card, US citizenship, or due to certain types of work visas can accept employment in the US without getting a EAD (work permit) and on the other hand, very few categories of people can qualify for the work permit like ESTA.

People living in the united states cannot easily get the work permit unless they have received permission under the terms of visa and another status, or else they have already qualified, applied for or has received a work permit. A work permit is a photo identity card that is issued by US citizenship and immigration services. And it is also known as an Employment authorization document.

It is an important document which is shown as the proof to work in the US. The holders can show it to employers in order to prove their right to work and on the other hand if anyone who violates this law has to face severe consequences.

Non-Citizens who do not need to apply for a work permit:

People who are already holding green cards naturally have permission to work in the US. They are only in need of showing their cards to employers. And on the other side people who are going to live in the US in the near future can definitely work there they are only in need of showing their passport or the naturalization certificate to the employers. And then there are foreign nationals who have already got the work visas which is sponsored by the US employers are also eligible to work in America.

Eligibility for applying for a work visa.

There are various classes of people who can get the work visa but they have to apply for the special “work permit” before starting the work. There are a lot of categories including K-1 fiances visa holder, asylees, Deferred enforced departure, F-1 students experiencing economic hardships or who are seeking optional particle training and so on. But if we talk about tourists (B1 visa holder) or undocumented immigrants they are not granted permission to work in the US under USCIS as it is illegal for them to work in the US.

How to apply for a work permit to USCIS.

First, you need to fill a USCIS form 1-765 in the order you want to apply for EAD. You need to attach certain documents just to give proof that you are eligible to work in the united states and can apply for the work permit. Some photos are to be attached by it and an amount has to be paid as a fee. And by the end, you need to submit the application to USCIS by mail. And you must expect to wait for some weeks for the reply.

A proper procedure has to be followed to get a work permit as it is not an easy task. Certain formalities need to be fulfilled before getting the work visa. Proper documentation is to be submitted for the better and smooth running of the work process. One must have all the knowledge and information regarding the legal process of getting a work visa as it will help him get it as soon as possible.

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