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Work Permit

Employment Authorization Document - EAD

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Work Permit (EAD)

Work Permit (EAD) Details

Employment Authorization Document (work permit) is a document from the USCIS to authorize an alien to work in the US for a period of time, usually one year. This work authorization allows the work permit holder to legally work for any employer in the US.

For Whom Is an Work Permit (EAD) Appropriate?

Foreign nationals who fall into one of the following categories.

Work Permit (EAD) Requirements

An individual can apply for a work permit in the following situations:

  • An adjustment of status applicant;
  • Spouse of an E1, E2 or L1 visa holder in the US on a derivative visa;
  • Spouse and child of a J1 visa holder;
  • Optional practical training (OPT) for postgraduate F1 students;
  • F1 and J1 students who suffer severe economic hardship;
  • K1 and K2 dependents
  • Foreign nationals under temporary protected status;
  • DREAM Act applicant;
  • Approved asylee or an asylum applicant whose petition for asylum has been pending for more than 180 days; and
  • Certain spouses of H1B visa holders who hold H4 visa status.

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