Confused whether you should file an EAD or LC?by Michael Wildes (Wildes and Weinberg P.C)
Let an immigration Law firm in New York educate You
Every year there is an influx of thousands of people in the United States on different types of visas. The US welcomes anyone who has a valid and lawful permission for entry. Many visas come with a work permit, which means that an immigrant has the right to work during his/her stay for a stipulated number of hours. New York City is a potpourri of immigrants from different parts of the world. An immigration law New York firm is a perfect alternative for immigrants seeking guidance on the tough immigration laws of the land. Foreign nationals arriving in the United States require documents such a EAD (Employment authorization document) and LC(labor certificate) to work while their stay. However, it is quite common for people to confuse between the both.
In the section below a renowned immigration Law New York firm helps us to understand more about an EAD and LC -
What is an EAD?
The United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) authorize an EAD for a foreign national. This document helps in the employment of an individual with a US employer. The advantage of this form of employment document is that the immigrant no longer has to apply a visa petition in the form of H-1B visa in order to be permitted to work. Those in the eligible category include foreign nationals applying for their green card, L-2 visa holders and asylum applicants.
What is an LC?
The LC is filed by an US employer on behalf of the foreign employee with the Department of Labor (DOL). The filing of the LC is seen as an initiation of sponsoring the green card for an employee. It is imperative to understand that an LC is a mere document and does not confer any special status to the employee.
When does one needs to file an EAD or LC?
An LC is usually filed when an employee wishes to permanently live and work in the United States. On the other hand, an EAD is filed, when an individual does not wish to prolong his/her immigrant status when applying for a green card. A proficient immigration attorney should be consulted before applying for any of these documents in order to understand the options and make a well informed decision regarding the future.