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Jobs- how to prove you're allowed to work in the USA?

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Hi guys,

I have had my greencard aka permanent resident card for over 10 years now.

   I filled many job applications online with large retailers...

I'm having an interview, and I'm pretty sure they are going to hire me if I pass.

   They asked me to bring my SS card and one form of ID with picture, which will be my drivers license or my state ID.  

 

But I was wondering, what proof that shows we are allowed to work here do we provide?

Would that be the green card itself? I"m guessing that is... I'm hoping is just that. Please say that is the standard.

 

I'm praying there won't be any more immigration forms to fill out in order to get some sort of paperwork.

 

 

Thank you.

 

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....Really.

Your green card means you're a legal resident. Being a legal resident means that you can work legally. If you want some kind of "proof" then  your green card id is your proof.

 

Besides, employers do their own check via e-verify.

 

You had your green card for over 10 years now but you are just now applying for your first job?

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Yes, a green card is proof of your work authorization.

 

http://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/what-green-card-get-you.html

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You need the green card, OR 2 other forms of ID that establish identity and right to work, because the employer will have you fill out an I-9 and W-4, if you are hired. Don't worry, it takes 30 seconds to fill out, when they ask. (Look at the list of accepted documents for I-9 and then you will know exactly what to have with you; in your case, green card is sufficient.) Some employers use E-verify to check that you can legally work, but mostly they just have to keep an I-9 for you. W-4 form is a quick form to set up your federal/state tax withholding. 

 

Here's some detailed info about the I-9: https://www.uscis.gov/i-9

 

 

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Hi ali1632,

Thank you for the link for the form... I get anxious when I have to fill out any form. 

Have you filled out this form before?

 

Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, meredith pa said:

Have you filled out this form before?

 

Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.

 

 

geowrian butting in here... XD

I have not, but just download the form and review it beforehand. It looks fairly straightforward. Seeing it or filling in one beforehand should help with anxiety. You'll be fine. :)

 

Good for you. I wish you the best and am glad to hear you're making a step towards independence. This is healthy.

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1 minute ago, meredith pa said:

Hi ali1632,

Thank you for the link for the form... I get anxious when I have to fill out any form. 

Have you filled out this form before?

Yes, with every job I've ever had. Don't worry, it really is just your name and address. Nothing scary at all, and the employer will help you with it. Most of the stuff on there is for them to fill out, including the document numbers and stuff. 

 

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Someone asked why I didn't get a job...Well, my husband didn't want me to work out of the house for all these years. He didn't want me to do many things.

I became completely dependent. My life is a struggle. Getting a job gives me some hope.


 

I'm really sad to hear you have been held back like that; good for you that you are finally pushing out and making some space for independence! Truly best of luck to you, and I hope it leads you to citizenship so you don't have to rely on him anymore! ?

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