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How to get a work permit in United States?


Obtaining work authorization in the United States can be a complex and challenging process, especially for individuals who are not U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. However, there are several paths that individuals can take to obtain work authorization in the United States, depending on their immigration status and employment situation. In today's blog we are going to be explaining some of these ways.


One common way to obtain work authorization is through a work visa. The U.S. government offers several types of work visas for individuals who are coming to the United States for temporary employment. These visas include H-1B visas for specialty occupations, L-1 visas for intra-company transfers, and O visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities in their field.


To obtain a work visa, the individual must first have a job offer from a U.S. employer who is willing to sponsor their visa application. The employer must then file a petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the individual. If the petition is approved, the individual can then apply for a work visa at a U.S. consulate in their home country.


Another way to obtain work authorization is through a family-based green card. This is a permanent residency visa that allows individuals to live and work in the United States permanently with their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent. To obtain a family-based green card, the individual's spouse or parent must file a petition with the USCIS on behalf of the individual. If the petition is approved, the individual can then apply for a family-based green card.


For individuals who are seeking asylum or refugee status in the United States, they may also be eligible for work authorization through the asylum or refugee process. To obtain work authorization through this process, the individual must first file an application for asylum or refugee status with the USCIS. If their application is approved, they can then apply for work authorization while their asylum or refugee application is pending.


Finally, individuals who are currently in the United States but do not have legal immigration status may be able to obtain work authorization through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). DACA is a program that provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization for individuals who came to the United States as children and meet certain eligibility requirements. TPS is a program that provides temporary protection from deportation and work authorization for individuals from countries that are experiencing war, natural disasters, or other extreme conditions.


If you need help with your work permit application, feel free to contact Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. Our offices work immigration cases and we can help you with yours. At Y. Morejon Attorney, P.A. your problem is our problem.


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