I’ve Been Granted Work Authorization in The USA. Can My Spouse Work?

Congratulations! We are pleased to hear about your work authorization. My Orlando Immigration Attorney serves Orlando and Central Florida cases. We can advise you on the requirements for your spouse to work in the United States.

Who Is Authorized to Work in the United States?

U.S. employers must ensure all their hires, regardless of citizenship or national origin, are authorized to work in the United States.

Lawful permanent residents are authorized to work in the U.S. since their Green Card is evidence of their employment authorization. People who have a nonimmigrant visa that authorizes them to work for a specific employer have their H-1B, L-1B, O, or P visa as evidence of employment authorization.

Asylums, Refugee, and nonimmigrants must apply for an Employment Authorization Document to be able to work in the United States. My Orlando Immigration Attorney serves Orlando and Central Florida cases. We can help your spouse apply for an Employment Authorization Document.

Special Permissions 

The husbands and wives of people holding L-1 visas are allowed to work under their spouse’s visa. The husbands and wives who have an H-4 dependent spouse visa, and whose spouse is seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence status, also known as a Green Card, are allowed to work while their spouses’ applications are processed.

The spouses of H-1B visa holders, however, must apply for their own working visas to continue their careers in the United States. My Orlando Immigration Attorney serves Orlando and Central Florida cases. We can help your spouse apply for a working visa.

My Spouse Is Not in the U.S. Yet

If your spouse is not yet in the United States, we can help you bring him or her home. My Orlando Immigration Lawyer serves Orlando and Central Florida cases. We can help your spouse apply for an employment visa.

Contact Orlando Immigration Lawyer Gail Seeram at the Law Offices of Gail Seeram at +1 (407) 292-7730 for a free initial consultation of your work visa or immigration case.