Some people who need the legal right to work in the United States have to obtain an employment authorization document (EAD). An EAD is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. This document is issued to certain non-residents that are temporarily in the United States for work and is done so after filing a Form I-765, an authorization to continue one’s stay. An EAD is issued for specific and limited periods of time. With an EAD, one can lawfully work in the United States in various situations, including for one employer or anyone, depending on the nature of the EAD. The ability to work in the United States can be a great opportunity. If you are in a situation that calls for an I-765 employment authorization document, it is important to discuss your situation with an attorney. The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta recognized the significance of work visa issues. Our firm is ready to step in when an effective immigration attorney is needed. To discuss your situation with our firm, contact The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta.
One must identify the category that applies to qualify for an employment authorization document, including:
- Those who already applied for an adjustment of status
- Nationality categories
- Some students waiting for visas
- Employment-based nonimmigrants
- Family-based nonimmigrants
- Asylum and refugee applicants
The USCIS will determine eligibility after the applicant files the correct information and documentation.
Why to apply for an employment authorization document?
You can apply for an employment authorization document for a few reasons after establishing your place in a qualifying category.
- Renewal: If an EAD is going to expire, you may be able to renew your previous EAD with a Form I-765.
- Replacement: In cases when an employment authorization document is lost or has wrong information, you may be able to replace your EAD with an I-765.
- Temporary use: In some cases, a person needs to bridge the gap while waiting for notice on an initial application. An I-765 can request an employment authorization document for a limited time.
The process for getting an EAD can take quite a while. For interim use, a temporary EAD may be practical when the USCIS does not respond within 90 days of receipt. An interim EAD only lasts for 240 days. Generally speaking, an I-765 must be signed and properly filed by a person over the age of 14. To properly file, you must submit all required evidence and supporting documents. When the USCIS is satisfied that your application is complete, it will inform you when to go to the USCIS Application Support Center for a biometrics appointment. Failure to attend could result in a denial of your application. For certain application, further requirements and steps must be satisfied. It is important to discuss your situation with an attorney.
Contact our firm
If you wish to work in the United States and need an EAD in order to do so, contact The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta. Our firm works closely with clients in their pursuit of employment authorization. The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta has over 2 decades of experience helping people as they work towards a job in the United States. Being a legal resource to so many has been a privilege and an honor. If you need our help, schedule a consultation to discuss your legal matter. Contact The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta.