Getting Approved for an EAD
Getting an EAD is a necessary part of being able to work as a non-citizen in the United States. Any legal job will require you to have one, and there can be serious ramifications for working without one. So on that note, please be wary of any job offer that tells you not to get a work permit.
How Do I Apply?
To get approved for an EAD, you will need to fill out form I-765 and submit it to the USCIS along with the required filing fee. At this time, you will also need to demonstrate your current residency status and / or your pending status.
When Should You Apply for Renewal?
If you have already held a work permit, then you probably already know that these documents can be valid for anywhere from a few months to up to two years. It is therefore important to know when exactly yours will expire. Ideally, you should be applying for renewal as early as possible in order to prevent issues and unnecessary stress. If your work documents are valid for a year or longer, for example, you will be able to apply for renewal as early as 120 days or four months before they expire.
How Long Does Renewal Take?
Reading through the information on this page was a great first step towards getting your EAD renewal or new permit! Now it’s time to start gathering the necessary paperwork and identification. But don’t worry— we’ll be there to help you along the way!
At your nearest convenience, please reach out to us online or by phone to learn more. Or, stop by our offices in person to meet with us. We look forward to getting to know you and helping you get the work authorization you need!