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Renewing an employment authorization document

Many people in New Orleans came to the United States for a job. You need to apply for an employment-based visa in order to enter the country for work. You also need to be sponsored by your employer in order for the application to be approved.

Your employment authorization document proves that you are allowed to work in the United States. If you need to renew your employment authorization, there are certain steps you need to take.

One of the most important things you must know when it comes to renewing work authorization documents is that the renewal paperwork must be filed no later than 180 days prior to the current visa expiring. The application for the work permit must be filed and approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before the expiration date on the card issued to the recipient.

The form that is required to renew an employment visa is the Form I-765. This form can be completed online, or it can be completed using pen and paper. The best way to complete this form is online so there are no mistakes made. The USCIS will not accept forms that have been filled out with incorrect or incomplete information. That could mean that little mistakes in handwritten forms ultimately lead to the denial of the application for renewal.

Along with Form I-765, the applicant will also have to submit photocopies of any work permits issued previously along with Form I-797. The applicant also needs to submit the approvals from the USCIS of prior permits held by the applicant.

Do you know what it takes to renew your employment-based visa in New Orleans? If not, it's best to have an experienced immigration attorney on your side for the entire process.

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