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Requirements to obtain a work permit category c08

USCIS EAD Category Code EAD Category Eligibility Description 180-day automatic extension eligibility A02 A lawful temporary resident pursuant to sections 245A or 210 of the INA Not A03 Refugee Yes A04 Probation as a refugee Not A05 Asylee (granted asylum) Yes A06
  • K1 nonimmigrant fiancé (e) of a U.S. citizen
  • K2 son of K1
Not A07
  • N-8 Father of an employee of an international organization with permanent residence
  • N-9 Dependent child of an employee of an international organization with permanent residence
Yes A08 Citizen of Micronesia, Marshall Islands or Palau admitted as a nonimmigrant Yes A09
  • USC K-3 Nonimmigrant Spouse
  • K-4 child of K-3
Not A10 Granted stay of deportation or deportation Yes A11 Deferred enforced departure (DED) A12 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) granted under 8 CFR 244.12 Yes A13 IMMACT Family Unity beneficiary

(Section 301 of the Immigration Act of 1990)

Not A14 LIFE Act Family Unity beneficiary

(Section 1504 of the Legal Immigrant Family Equity Act (LIFE) Amendments)

Not A15
  • V-1 Spouse of Lawful Permanent Resident
  • V-2 Unmarried minor child of lawful permanent resident
  • V-3 Unmarried minor child of V-1 or V-2
Not A16 T-1 nonimmigrant (victims of a serious form of trafficking) Not A17
  • E-1 / E-2 Treaty Trader / Investor Spouse
  • Spouse of an Australian E-3 Skilled Occupation Professional

CEAC US Visa Case Status Changed to Rejected from Administrative Processing

A18 L2 spouse of an intra-company transfer with an L1 visa Not A19 U1 nonimmigrant (victims of certain criminal activity) Not TO 20
  • U-2 Spouse of U-1 Aliens
  • U-3 children of U-1 aliens
  • U-4 parents of U-1 minor foreigners (16 years or younger)
  • Unmarried brother U-5 under 18 years of foreigner U-1 under 21 years
Not C01 Dependent of A-1 or A-2 foreign government official Not C02 Dependent of TECRO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Representation Office) E-1 Nonimmigrant Not C03A OPT F1 visa students prior to completion Not C03B OPT F1 Visa Students Post-Completion Not C03C 24-month extension for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) OPT students Not C03 (ii) F-1 student was offered off-campus employment under the sponsorship of a qualified international organization Not C03 (iii) F-1 student seeking off-campus employment due to severe financial hardship Not C04 Spouse or unmarried dependent child of a G-1, G-3 or G-4 nonimmigrant (International Organization Representative and their dependents) Not C05 J-2 spouse or minor child of a J-1 exchange visitor Not C06 M-1 student seeking practical training after finishing their studies Not C07 Nonimmigrant Dependent from NATO-1 to NATO-7 Not C08 Asylum seeker (with pending asylum application) who applied for asylum as of January 4, 1995 Yes C09 Applicant for Adjustment of Status Yes C10
  • Suspension of applicants for deportation (filed before April 1, 1997)
  • Cancellation of applicants for deportation
  • Cancellation applicants under NACARA
Yes C11 An alien paroled into the United States for the public interest or temporarily for emergency reasons Not C12 Spouse of an E-2 investor from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); eligible for employment at the CNMI only Not C14 Alien granted deferred action Not C16 Registrant based on continuous residence since January 1, 1972 Yes C17 (i) B1 nonimmigrant who is the personal or domestic servant of a nonimmigrant employer Not C17 (ii) B1 Nonimmigrant Domestic Servant of a U.S. Citizen Not C17 (iii) B1 nonimmigrant employed by foreign airline Not C18 Alien with a final order of deportation / order of supervision; Not C19 Applicant for Temporary Protected Status under 8 CFR 244.5 Yes C20 Alien who has submitted a full legalization application for special agricultural workers Yes C21 S nonimmigrant visa Not C22 Foreigner who has submitted a full legalization application according to INA 245A Yes C23 Irish Peace Process (Q-2) C24 LIFE legalization applicant Yes C25
  • T-2 spouse of T-1, trafficked person
  • T-3 son of T-1
  • T-4 parent of T-1 (if T-1 is under 21 years old)
Not C26 Certain H4 visa spouses of H1B holders, who qualify for it. Not C27 Abused spouse of a nonimmigrant A Not C28 Abused spouse of an E-3 nonimmigrant Not C29 Abused spouse of a G nonimmigrant Not C30 Abused spouse of an H nonimmigrant Not C31
  • Primary beneficiary of an approved VAWA self-petition
  • Qualifying child of a beneficiary of an approved VAWA self-petition
Yes C33 An alien who has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Not C35 Primary beneficiary of an approved employment-based immigrant petition facing compelling circumstances Not C36 Spouse or unmarried child of a primary beneficiary of an approved employment-based immigrant petition facing compelling circumstances Not