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How to Get a Work Permit in the US quickly?

Mar 13 , 2023

Since the implementation of the new parole system for Cubans, Haitians, Nicaraguans and Venezuelans, a major issue that has raised concerns among users of social media is how to gain access to the work permit granted to migrants who enter the country by this means.

While there is an actual procedure for applying, we want to let you know which steps you should take to get the permit quicker and with fewer procedures. For this purpose, we rely on the experiences of Cubans who already secured their permit or who are undergoing this process quickly and successfully.


What is required for the work permit?


First of all, we must stress of course that this service is only for migrants entering the country under the parole programme which was implemented at the very beginning of this year and, unlike the claims made by users on social media, please note that it is not required to be registered with social security in advance, but rather that this process can be performed together with the application for a work permit.

The second thing to note is that, according to the US Embassy in Cuba, Cubans can apply online for this permit as soon as they are granted parole, by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).


How to Apply to Get a Work Permit?


The Application for Employment Authorization has to be made using Form I-765, with the category code (c)(11) and either paying the required fee or claiming the fee waiver. In this case, the applicant is required to submit, in addition to the abovementioned form, another form, which is the I-912, by post mail. Please note that this form cannot be submitted by any other means than by post mail.

Regarding the social security number, you can request it on the job application itself. On the form, you will find a section requesting whether you would like the USCIS to submit your data to the SS. By accepting this, you will get both procedures together and you will reduce the number of unnecessary procedures.

The Citizenship and Immigration Service of the United States The US Citizenship and Immigration Services recommended applicants perform the whole procedure online if possible, since this avoids delays linked to the postal service, provides an immediate acknowledgement and, most important, once the application is filed, applicants can track their file using an account with USCIS.


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