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How to Obtain a Work Authorization Permit in the United States

Man WorkingTo learn more about work authorization permits, reach out to our skilled New York City employment immigration attorneys. Our legal team is committed to helping you through this process.

What Is a Work Authorization Permit?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has administered a document called a work permit, which is also referred to as employment authorization, which supplies the holder with a legal privilege to work in the United States. You will want to note that this is different than a green card. Some individuals who are non-residents that are temporarily in the United States can file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request employment authorization. Employment authorization is provided for a specific duration. Foreign nationals with employment authorization can legally work in the United States for any employer. Through another program, aliens who are sponsored by specific United States employers and given temporary work visas are permitted to work for that sponsoring employer.

An interim authorization can be given because it may take a lot of time to receive an answer to an I-765 petition. An interim authorization can be given to a qualified applicant when USCIS has not adjudicated an application within 90 days of receipt of a properly filed application or within 30 days of receipt of a properly filed asylum-related application. An interim authorization can only be awarded for 240 days.

It is in your best interest to reach out to one of our experienced New York City employment immigration attorneys today if you would like to learn more about how to obtain a work authorization permit. Our legal team is dedicated to helping you through this process.

How Can I Apply for an Employment Visa?

If you would like to obtain employment or a job offer, you can apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa when you are outside of the country. The U.S. Department of State is an agency that issues and permits visa numbers. Employment-based visas are limited to 140,000 per year. Also, there are limits to the percentage of visas that can be allotted to each country. Now, about 234,000 people have applied for employment-based adjustment of status green cards in the United States and are waiting for clearance.

To learn more about how you can obtain a visa in employment or would like to learn more about what an employment visa is, reach out to Katona & Associates, PLLC today. Our legal team is one call away.

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