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Working in the United States
U.S. employers must check to make sure all employees, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are allowed to work in the United States. If you are not a citizen or a permanent resident, you may need to apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to prove you may work in the United States.
USCIS issues Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) in the following categories:
Question 17 of Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, asked for your eligibility category. Because there are many different ways in which a person may apply for and be granted permission to work, it is important that you write the correct eligibility category on your application. Below is an employmetn authorization codes chart for the eligibility categories.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/07/2011
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