A green card is one of the many ways through which one can move to the United States and find the dream job and life that they have always wanted. So you have met the eligibility requirements to get your green card and are in the process of applying for it. Still, you may have doubts as to how you will get work when you reach the United States if your green card application is approved. This article will deal with the core issues relating to getting work within the United Status while having permanent resident status.
The first thing that you should learn about working in the United States with a green card is that you have permission to work in any company located on United States soil. However, it should be noted that some companies will only hire United States citizens. While this may seem like a limitation on the jobs that green card holders can get, it should be noted that other jobs require that individuals have a security clearance. This clearance may be available to only green card holders. As such, there are plenty of jobs available to green card holders.
As with all job applications, green card holders will have o provide the appropriate documentation so as to get hired for any job. The I-9 form used for workplace audits is required so as to verify work authorization. On the back of the form, you will find all the work documents that any person seeking employment has to provide to verify that they are authorized to work in the United States as well as proof of their employment eligibility.
Some of the documents that you may provide as proof of employment authorization include your social security card, certificate of birth abroad that has been issued by the United States Department of State or a certificate of report of birth issued by the same. As proof of both identity and work authorization, you may provide your United States passport, green card, or employment authorization document.
Green card holders, much like United States citizens are considered to be tax residents. As such, they are required by law to pay taxes. Even when you stay out of the country for a year, if you still retain your green card status, you will have to file tax returns for all your worldwide income. The form required to do this is the tax return form 1040. It should be filled by April 15th each year.