Understanding Work Permits with the help of one of the Best Immigration Law Firmby Michael Wildes (Wildes and Weinberg P.C)
Migration has been a common practice among the human beings since primitive times. The practice continues with millions of people around the globe going to foreign lands for better opportunities. The United States is one of the most preferred destinations of the world for its attractive opportunities. However, in order to curb illegal immigrants, it has strict entry rules. An individual needs a work permit for being employed in the United States and should seek help from the best immigration law firm available to prevent any discrepancies in the application.
One of the best immigration law firm in the financial capital helps to advise more on the topic of work permit in the section below-
What is a work permit?
It is quite common for immigrants to seek a work permit while in the United States as it gives them the official nod for being employed and earning themselves some income. The US work permit is the official proof for a non-citizen to work whilst in the US. It is also termed as the “Employment Authorization Document” (EAD) and is different from a green card. It is common for many to confuse the green card with work permit as they both allow an individual to work.
Am I eligible for the work permit?
In case the visa of an individual does not come with a work permit then he/she has to apply for it with the immigration authorities such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The immigrants who need to apply for a work permit include –
F-1 students experiencing economic hardship
K-1 fiancé visa holders
people with a pending application for adjustment of status (a green card)
people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)
spouses of various visa holders
seeking optional practical training (OPT)
Who all are exempted or do not have to apply for a work permit?
In many cases, an individual does not require filing for the work permit. The following do not have to apply for a work permit –
Green card holders
Individuals in the process of becoming US citizens
Foreign nationals who have entered the US on work based visas
H-1B (for specialty workers)
L-1 visa (for intra-company transferees)
E-3 visa (only for Australians)
E treaty trader or treaty investor visa (for employees of companies registered as treaty traders or treaty investors in the United States)