Work permit

Practice Areas

Citizenship and NaturalizationCitizenship and Naturalization
Residence or Green CardResidence or Green Card
Family-Based PetitionFamily-Based Petition
Employment-Based PetitionsEmployment-Based Petitions
Labor certification an national interest waiverLabor certification and national interest waiver
Cuban Adjustment LawCuban Adjustment Law
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Adjustment of StatusAdjustment of Status
Work permitWork permit
Nonimmigrant VisasNonimmigrant Visas
Business visas (E1- E2 – L1) and derivativesBusiness visas (E1- E2 – L1)
Student visasStudent visas
Change of StatusChange of Status

Not all people can work legally in the United States, as a general rule we can say that citizens and permanent residents can do so.

But there are also other cases that, depending on specific requirements or circumstances, can work:

Those who have to request authorization to work.
Those who obtain authorization to work for a specific employer.
Those who have an immigration status that allows them to work.

The conditions that USCIS establishes mean that each particular case must be studied to determine whether or not the petitioner can request a work permit, since it is possible that immigration categories that do not have status can also request this permit.