Employment Authorization Document

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Employment Authorization Document

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All employees regardless of citizenship or national origin are subject to employment authorization. The U.S. employer is responsible for making sure their employees are allowed to work in the United States. There are three categories that a non U.S. citizen or non-permanent resident may fall into to be eligible for employment authorization.

  • Category 1: Your nonimmigrant status authorizes you to work in the United States
  • Category 2: Your nonimmigrant status authorizes you to work for a specific employer
  • Category 3: You are in a category that requires you to file for permission to work in the U.S.
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Form I-765 must be filled out and submitted in order to apply for work authorization and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Some individuals who fall in the first and third categories are required to apply for Employment Authorization prior to seeking work in the United States. Individuals who have a pending Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status are also required to apply for Employment Authorization. EADs is typically granted for a 1 year period.

EADs is issued by the USCIS for the following reasons:

  1. Proof of documentation allowing you to work in the U.S. for a specific time period or while you have a specific immigration status.
  2. Renewal of an expired EAD
  3. Replacement of a lost EAD
Renewal of Employment Authorization Document

You can file for a renewal EAD by submitting a Form I-765 if your EAD has expired but you are still eligible for work authorization. A renewal EAD cannot be filed more than 120 days before the expiration of your original EAD.

Renewal of Employment Authorization Document

A replacement EAD can be obtained by filing Form I-765. EADs may be replaced if lost, stolen or mutilated. An EAD that has been issued with errors such as a misspelled name may be replaced without fee.

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Form I-765 is accompanied by instructions that have a complete list of eligibility categories. Contact our Los Angeles Immigration Law Firm so that we may guide you through the process of applying for a Employment Authorization Document. 1-888-517-9888

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