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What are Employment Authorization Documents?

What are Employment Authorization Documents?

Often, when an individual enters the United States as a permanent resident or on a visa, they wonder what their options for employment are. When an individual applies for work, the hiring employer has to ensure that all of their employees are authorized to work in the United States. They will often look for Employment Authorization Documents as proof that an individual is permitted to work within the United States for a certain period of time.

Those who will be required to apply for an Employment Authorization Document include the following individuals:

  • Those who are authorized to work in the United States as a result of their immigration status but need evidence that they are authorized to work
  • Those who are required to apply for permission to work because they still need to request employment authorization
    • This often applies to those who still have pending asylum status, permanent resident status, or are in the processes of adjusting their status

Please be advised that lawful permanent residents do not need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document. Instead, permanent residents are permitted to use their Green Cards as evidence that they are authorized to work in the United States.

If you have questions about your employment eligibility in the United States, contact our firm today.

John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. If you have any questions regarding immigration law matters, please contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C. and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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