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What to Know About Work Authorization in the United States

If you are looking to obtain work authorization in the United States, continue reading to learn the answers to some of the most common questions you may have. For assistance with this process, do not hesitate to reach out to our Lyndhurst family & individual immigration law firm.

What to Know About Work Authorization in the United States

Employment authorization, otherwise known as a work permit, is a document that is issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Employment authorization gives the holder a legal right to work in the United States. To request employment authorization, certain non-residents who are temporarily in the United States may file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. Employment authorization allows foreign nations to lawfully work in the United States for any employer for a specific period of time. Aliens who are sponsored by specific United States employers and issued temporary work visas are authorized to work for that sponsoring employer through another program.

After filing a Form I-765, Application, it is expected to take a period of time to receive an answer. In some cases, an interim authorization may be granted. An interim authorization can only be granted for 240 days. This can be issued to an eligible 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.

What should I know about applying for an employment visa?

It is common for individuals who would like to become immigrants based on employment or a job offer to apply for permanent residence or an immigrant visa when they are outside of the country. This category is limited for entry and has long waits. Employment-based visas are limited to 140,000 per year. The U.S. Department of State allocates and grants visa numbers. For each country, there are limits to the percentage of visas that can be allotted. Around 234,000 individuals have applied for employment-based adjustment of status green cards in the United States currently. Each of these individuals is waiting for approval. If you are interested in this path, especially because it is a competitive category, it is important that you retain the services of our experienced Lyndhurst family & individual immigration law firm. Give our firm a call today to learn more about our team and how we can assist you.

Contact our experienced New Jersey firm

We understand how much is on the line when clients face matters related to immigration. If you are in need of experienced legal counsel for matters regarding immigration, please contact the Law Offices of Salvatore A. Falletta, LLC and we would be happy to provide you with assistance. Our firm is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.