Can I work full time with a contract with just an EAD (employment authorization card)

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    Hello,

    I was just offered a position full time. I'm a new grad and I recently got an EAD through Obama's deferred action policy for certain young immigrants. It is valid for 2 years.

    I want to know if having an EAD will be a problem when going through the HR process. I am able to renew my EAD by myself every two years.

    Also, if they ask me to sign a contract, will I be able to sign the contract even if my EAD expires before the contract ends? For example, my EAD expires on 10/15/14, but what if they make me sign a contract that would be until January 2015. I will be renewing it of course, but just wondering if this would be an issue with HR/employers.

    Thanks in advance for your input! I'm very excited to start working and I just want this to be real. I've been waiting for this since I was a little girl.
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    anyone??
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    This is such a new issue ,no one knows the answer. If the hiring manager knows of your status, HR will have no choice to process the paper work.
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    Quote from flowerchild89
    Hello,

    I was just offered a position full time. I'm a new grad and I recently got an EAD through Obama's deferred action policy for certain young immigrants. It is valid for 2 years.

    I want to know if having an EAD will be a problem when going through the HR process. I am able to renew my EAD by myself every two years.

    Also, if they ask me to sign a contract, will I be able to sign the contract even if my EAD expires before the contract ends? For example, my EAD expires on 10/15/14, but what if they make me sign a contract that would be until January 2015. I will be renewing it of course, but just wondering if this would be an issue with HR/employers.

    Thanks in advance for your input! I'm very excited to start working and I just want this to be real. I've been waiting for this since I was a little girl.
    That is how I started in 05. You may not sign a contract, you will be hired as a full time employee, you will show them ur EAD, they will make a copy and keep in ur file. Of course they will see the expiration date, they will remind you 3 months or so before the expiration date for the renewal. Nothing to worry about, since you are allowed to renew ur permit. Congrats!!
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    I had an EAD as well back in the 90's. It is as good as any document that will allow you to be employed legally in the US. All you have to do is present the document to HR, they make a copy for their record and it's your responsibility to make sure you keep it current. The EAD is not a Green Card. As such, leaving the US (if you have to, i.e., family emergencies) and coming back can be issue and this is something you need an immigration lawyer to sort out.
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    thanks everyone! makes me feel better and more assured. i'm very excited
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    update: i went into HR on wednesday, did all the paperwork and there were no problems! today i went in for my physical and my lift test and i am now all set for orientation! such a blessing. thank you again everyone for your helpful answers.


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