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June 14, 2005

FAQ;PERM and work authorization

Free Question: Hi, I am from India. My husband came here on H1 and I am on H4. Our visa status is expiring by end of this year so my husband's employer has applied for LCA by PERM.Once LCA comes through, can I work or I have to wait to till I get GC, before I can start applying for jobs.

Answer: After receiving PERM labor certification approval you must apply for employment authorization as part of your permanent residency application to obtain employment authorization. You may begin looking for a job however you may not accept a salary or any money from the employer prior to receiving employment authorization.

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 14, 2005 02:01 PM

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