Apart from US citizens and Green Card holders certain other categories of non-immigrants are permitted to work in the United States. Such non-immigrants who are authorized to work in America must apply for and obtain employment authorization documents (EAD). Being a non-immigrant, if you intend to work in the country temporarily, you may file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to obtain a work permit. US citizens and permanent residents may not be required to obtain these work permits as a proof of US citizenship or their Green Cards will help them to prove that they are authorized to work in the country. Likewise, individuals who are permitted to work for particular US employers may not be required to obtain work permits.
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
You can complete Form I-756, on your computer or fill out the paper version of the form. Nevertheless, if you wish to file the form quickly, you can go for online filing. This form is quite simple and it is self explanatory. You can go through the form instructions and after ensuring that you are entitled to file this form on the internet, you can start completing your petition. You just have to go to the e-filing log-in webpage and create an account. After creating an account, you can start completing Form I-765. After you complete and file your application for a United States work permit, you can use your credit or debit card to pay the form filing fee. You will then be provided with a confirmation receipt and a receipt number will be printed on that receipt notice and the address to which you must mail the supporting documents will also be printed on that receipt notice. You must immediately mail the required documents to the right address and the USCIS will process your petition only after it receives the required supporting documents. If needed, you may be required to visit an application support center to submit your biometric information.
In case you are not entitled to file Form I-765 online, you can complete this form on your computer and print it and then file it along with the initial evidence. In this case, you will have to make the fee payment using a check or a money order and the form filing fee is $380. If you wish to receive notifications by e-mail, you will have to file Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, along with Form I-765. You may file Form I-765, to get a new EAD or to renew your EAD. Similarly, you may file this form, if you look forward to replace your stolen or destroyed EAD. After getting an employment authorization document, you can lawfully work in America for any US employer.