An Employment Authorization Document commonly referred to as a Work Permit to you by Immigration as proof that you can work legally in the United States for a specific time period.
The U.S. Immigration Laws allow over 35 different categories of Non-Citizens to obtain Work Permits.
While some of these categories are quite rare, many people walking around today without Work Permits are actually entitled to one. The most common categories that we see are...
Pending adjustment of status
Withholding of deportation or removal granted
Asylum application pending
Order of supervision
Pending TPS applicants
Fiancé(e) (K-1 or K-2 nonimmigrant)
Deferred Enforced Departure
Temporary Protected Status granted
Suspension of deportation applicants (filed before April 1, 1997) Cancellation of Removal applicants Cancellation applicants under NACARA
Public Interest parolee
Spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant
VAWA self-petitioners with an approved Form I-360
Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals