|Work Permit: In the United States, a work permit is required by individuals that are not lawful or permanent residents of the United States, in order to have employment within the United States. Officially known as Employment Authorization Document (EAD), these permits are meant to prove eligibility to work in the US.
Essentially, if the employees are not citizens of the country, they are required to prove that they are authorized to work in the US, while the employers are mandated to verify the identity and eligibility of any non-US employee.
The work permit, or the Employment Authorization Document (EAD), also known as an EAD card, is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) after certain pre-requisites have been met by the employee seeking work. This document is a simple plastic card that is usually valid for one year and is renewable.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) essentially accepts three kinds of applications regarding the EAD: firstly, applications that request permission to get gainful employment; secondly, applications that request replacement of a lost or stolen EAD; finally, applications that ask for the renewal of permission to accept employment.
The eligibility of an EAD applicant is determined by the status of the applicant. These various categories are accepted: asylum seekers, refugees, students seeking particular types of employment, foreign nationals in the United States pursuing the final stage of permanent residence, nationals of certain countries given Temporary Protected Status (TPS) due to conditions in their home countries, fiancés and spouses of U.S. citizens, dependents of foreign government officials, J-2 spouses or minor children of exchange visitors, and other workers depending on circumstances.
In general, United States’ citizens or permanent residents do not need an EAD, but they are, however, required to prove eligibility just as non-US citizens or residents.
These work permits come in many kinds, each with specific requirements as to the kind of position, type of employer, duration, etc. An essential step in the visa application process is to determine what category or categories may be the most suitable, considering the nature of the position, the prospective employee’s background and goals, and other factors. Some of the common categories for workers are:
Our pre-screened lawyers have immense experience is getting workers of all of these categories permits for employment in the United States. However, these laws can be fiendishly complicated; hence the employee needs the experience of our pre-screened attorneys working for them in court, in order to help them obtain the right to live and work in the country.
- Athletes and Entertainers
- Accountant and Taxation consultants
- Agricultural workers
- Au pair or Nanny
- Hockey Instructor / Football Coach / Ski Instructor
- Chefs and Hospitality Management positions
- Chefs and Cooks
- Hospitality Management
- Medical Doctors
- Computer Positions
- Marketing Positions
- Fashion Models
- Teacher / Professor / Research Assistant / Scientist
- Religious Workers
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