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Helping Seek Work Authorization in the U.S.

An Employment Authorization Document (EAD), commonly known as a work permit, is crucial for foreign nationals who are neither U.S. citizens nor lawful permanent residents. This document grants the holder the right to work in the United States for a specific period under conditions outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The EAD is essential for those seeking employment in the U.S., as it is the formal proof required to demonstrate work authorization to potential employers.

Having an EAD not only enables individuals to pursue employment but also helps them establish a stable foundation for their lives in America. It is a critical step for many in the journey toward economic stability and integration into the community.

Given the complexities involved in obtaining an EAD, the assistance of an attorney can be beneficial. Navigating the intricate requirements, managing the timely submission of accurate forms, and verifying that all eligibility criteria are met are tasks best handled with professional guidance. 

At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., our experienced attorneys assist clients through the EAD application process. We understand the nuances of immigration law and can provide the comprehensive support needed.

If you plan to apply for an Employment Authorization Document, please schedule a consultation with our Dallas EAD attorneys by calling (888) 867-5191 or sending us an online message.

Eligibility for Obtaining an EAD

To legally work in the United States, most non-citizens must obtain an Employment Authorization Document confirming their permission to engage in employment. The application process requires individuals to file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This form is the primary step in requesting permission to work legally in the country.

The eligibility to apply for an EAD is not universal for all non-citizens but is specific to certain categories of individuals who meet predefined criteria under U.S. immigration law. 

Here is a list of some of the main categories of non-citizens who may qualify to apply for an EAD:

Each category has specific conditions and requirements to be met to be eligible for an EAD. Because of the complexities associated with these conditions and the critical nature of accurate application submission, consulting with an Employment Authorization Document lawyer in Dallas can facilitate a smoother process.

The EAD Application Process

Applying for an Employment Authorization Document is a detailed process that requires careful attention to ensure all steps are correctly followed. 

Below are the typical stages of the application process:

  • Completing form I-765. The initial step in applying for an EAD is accurately completing USCIS Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
  • Gathering required documents. Along with the completed Form I-765, you must submit several supporting documents, such as proof of your immigration status, travel documents, copy of previous EAD (if applicable), and passport-style photographs.
  • Submitting the application. Once all forms and documents are prepared, submit your application packet to the appropriate USCIS filing location.

What to Expect During the Process

After your application is submitted, the processing times can vary based on the category of EAD and USCIS workload. 

During this period, USCIS will:

  • Review your application for completeness
  • Request additional information
  • Schedule you for an interview
  • Determine your eligibility for an EAD

The final step in the application process is the decision. USCIS will either approve or deny your EAD application based on the evidence you have provided. If approved, you will receive your EAD card; if denied, you will receive a notice explaining the reasons for the denial.

Seeking Legal Help with Your Employment Journey

Navigating the complexities of the Employment Authorization Document application process can be daunting. At Mathur Law Offices, P.C., we understand the importance of securing work authorization for non-citizens in the United States. Our Dallas EAD attorneys provide personalized guidance and diligently handle each application, providing every client with the focused attention and insights needed.

To schedule a consultation and discuss your goals, please contact us at (888) 867-5191.

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