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Employment Authorization Document (EAD)

If you are not a citizen or a lawful permanent resident, you need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove you may work in the U.S.

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Benefits of EAD

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You may work in any capacity for any employer, unlike work related nonimmigrant visas such as H-1B or L-1 which are restricted to working for the petitioner

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Requirements to Apply for EAD

To be eligible to apply for an EAD, you must be:
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An applicant for adjustment of status to permanent resident
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A spouse of an E-1 treaty trader, E-2 treaty investor or L-1 intra-company transferee
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A spouse or a child of a J-1 exchange visitor
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An F-1 student seeking practical training directly related to the area of studies
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An M-1 student seeking employment for practical training following completion of studies
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An F-1 student seeking off-campus employment because of severe economic hardships
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A spouse or child of a foreign government diplomat, official, and NATO personnel
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A K-1 fiance or fiancée of an American citizen
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A dependent of foreign government officials in A-1, A-2, G-1, G-2, G-3 or G-4 status
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A foreign national who has status under the Family Unity Program
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A foreign national who is granted asylum in the U.S.
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A foreign national who is in refugee status or was paroled as a refugee
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A foreign national under temporary protected status
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A citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands or Palau
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An applicant for suspension of deportation
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An N-8 parent of special immigrant on SN-3 Immigrant Visa
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A foreign national in T-2, T-3, T-4 nonimmigrant status
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