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Work Authorization for Fiancé(e) Visa Holders in the United States

By March 19, 2024March 22nd, 2024No Comments

Once your fiancé(e) enters the United States on a K-1 nonimmigrant visa, the prospect of employment becomes an important consideration. Understanding the process of obtaining permission to work is crucial for your loved one’s integration into American life.

Upon entry to the U.S. on a K-1 visa, your fiancé(e) has the option to immediately apply for work authorization by submitting Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. It’s important to note that this authorization is only valid for 90 days from the date of entry into the country.

Alternatively, your fiancé(e) can opt to apply for work authorization concurrently with the application for a Green Card (permanent resident status). This involves submitting both Form I-765 and Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, simultaneously. In this scenario, the work authorization granted is valid for one year and may be extended in one-year increments. Allow Jeelani Law Firm to help you with this process.

Navigating the process of obtaining work authorization can be complex, but with the right legal guidance, your fiancé(e) can smoothly transition into the American workforce. Our experienced immigration attorneys at Jeelani Law Firm are here to provide personalized support and ensure compliance with all necessary procedures. Contact us today to learn more about securing work authorization for your fiancé(e) and facilitating their journey towards a successful future in the United States.

Jeelani Law Firm, PLC

JEELANI LAW FIRM, PLC is regarded as one of the top immigration law firms in the industry. We handle all immigration matters including family based adjustment of status/green card cases, citizenship filings, representation of businesses and employees when filing L1A/B Petitions, H1B petitions, and Permanent Labor petitions. Our firm also litigates immigration cases dealing with delayed adjudications as well as appellate matters before the U.S. Federal Courts, U.S. Immigration Courts, USCIS and the BIA. Given the complex nature of immigration law, inexperience can lead to many mistakes which may result in delays, denials, and loss of filing fees and valuable time. Contact our office and we will take care of the rest.