Employment Authorization

Where can I work with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? Can an employer not hire me because I am not a Legal Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen?

Where can I work with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD)? Can an employer not hire me because I am not a Legal Permanent Resident or a U.S. Citizen?

The employment authorization document (EAD) is one way to prove that one is allowed to work in the United States for a specific time period. If you have an EAD and an employer refused to hire you or interview you because you do not have a green card, the employer’s conduct may have been unlawful.

FAQs: What is the Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

FAQs:  What is the Employment Authorization Document (EAD)?

U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. Having an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) is one way to prove that you are allowed to work in the United States for a specific time period. Read our FAQs about the employment authorization document (work permit).

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

USCIS Services for those affected by Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers immigration services that may help people affected by special situations, including severe storms such as Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut.

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

What's new on the Updated Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization?

On July 16, 2018, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. The form is now seven pages long and includes new questions about previous arrests and convictions. Learn more about who is affected and what documents are required by USCIS.

Employment Authorization Information for Liberians

Employment Authorization Information for Liberians

On Friday, March 30, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) released guidance on employment authorization for individuals with Deferred Enforcement Departure from Liberia. According to the guidance, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has automatically extended the validity of employment authorization documents (EAD or work permits) through the end of the extension period of September 30, 2018. 

Revised I-765 now allows applicants to get EAD and SS card simultaneously

Revised  I-765 now allows applicants to get EAD and SS card simultaneously

Based on a new information-sharing partnership between U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA), foreign nationals in certain categories or classifications can now apply for work authorization and a social security number using a single form – the updated Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.

USCIS Redesigns the Green Card and Employment Authorization Document

USCIS Redesigns the Green Card and Employment Authorization Document

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a redesign to the Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card) and the Employment Authorization Document (EAD) as part of the Next Generation Secure Identification Document Project. USCIS will begin issuing the new cards on May 1, 2017.