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Work Permits & Employment Authorization Attorneys in Chicago, IL
If you are looking to work lawfully in the United States, contact the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam. When it comes to working in the United States, an immigration work permit can help you find the work you need while entering the country legally. This is a good way to stay on top of the law while also doing what needs to be done to acquire the professional experience you need. There are many, many factors that will be taken into consideration before an immigration work permit is granted, and until the decision is made, it’s important to note that an immigrant will not be eligible to work in the United States. Also known as a work permit, the employee authorization document (EAD) is a document that allows immigrants to work in the United States. It can be obtained via a number of different ways. The best course of action of a particular person might be very different than that of another. That’s because the person’s specific circumstances, their immigration status, and their professional experience and certification dictate the best route to take.

Experienced Work Permits & Employment Authorization Lawyer

One of the first things you need to do, ideally, is find a knowledgeable immigration attorney who understands how the law works and will be able to help you determine the best course of action. Such a lawyer, like the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., will be able to help you navigate the system and its various processes in order to obtain your employment authorization document. We know how the process works and have a lot of experience working with individuals just like you to help them obtain the permit they need.

Once you have a lawyer, the first thing you need to do is determine whether you need an EAD or an immigration work permit. Depending upon your situation, it could be either or neither. If you’re already a legal permanent resident of the United States, for example, then you don’t need any additional documentation to work here. If you do not have a green card, then you probably do need to apply for one or the other.

The next thing you need to do is to determine what your professional and employment goals are. Once you have a set of goals and objectives in mind, you can begin to look for work. It’s a good idea to fill out an application form entitled I765. This allows you to have some flexibility when it comes to your professional life, and helps ensure that you won’t be stuck with the same employer throughout the entirety of your career.

Necessary Documents for the Process

Filling out the application form is the easy part of this process. There are still a number of things that you will be expected to supply when filing your application for an immigration work permit or an EAD. Things like your passport, professional or educational documents that help prove your qualifications, various financial statements, and an offer letter or acceptance letter from the employer who intends to hire you.

Keep in mind that you will be subject to a quite thorough background check. Should you have been in recent trouble with the law, you could effectively find your shot at obtaining a work permit or EAD completely shot. Be prepared for that possibility if you know that there’s something in your past that could harm you, and be honest with your lawyer about your situation. They can’t help you if they don’t know there’s anything to worry about, after all. Finally, there’s also a filing fee that you will be responsible for paying as well as any other additional fees, including legal fees.

Contact Us Today for Help Filing Your Work Permit and/or Employment Authorization Documents

Because a work permit is such an important part of your professional future, doesn’t it make sense to take your time with the process and do everything in your power to ensure that your attempt at securing one is successful? At the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C., we understand how important this document is to you. We’re ready to work tirelessly to ensure that you have the best case possible and fill out your application perfectly. Our experienced team of lawyers is happy to work closely with you to determine what forms need to be filed, what additional documentation you need to provide, and what you can do to increase your chances of being issued a permit.

At the Law Offices of Solomon D. Gilliam, we have filed for and obtained approval for over thousands of work permits for our clients. Contact us today for a consultation! We’re happy to talk with you about your case, and will work with you to find the best option possible.

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Solomon D. Gilliam, P.C.

1904 W. 47th St.
Chicago, IIL  60609
(866) 641-7517

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