Before a new employee can begin to work for an organization, he or she must first prove to be authorized to work. Many companies have their own systems and background checks in place, and some even have their own employment authorization forms that a prospective employee has to fill out and submit before being considered fit to work.

Here is a list of free samples of such employment Authorization Forms from various establishments and educational institutions. You can download these for free as PDF files.

Employment Authorization Release Form

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Employment Authorization Verification Form

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Employment Background Check Authorization Form

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Size: 170 KB

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Sample Employment Authorization Reference Form

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Employment Authorization vs. Work Permit

While similar in function, these forms are not to be confused with the Form 1-765, or the Employment Authorization Document issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

We have collected here free samples of authorization forms used by individual organizations other than the government that one might have to pass – perhaps in addition to having EAD permit cards issued in the US.

These examples might also be called work permits.

A work permit is especially helpful for student workers under the legal age who wish to be authorized to work legally under the nation’s child labor laws. (Unless requested by the employer, a minor in the US can legally work even with only an age certificate instead of a work permit. Details may vary by state.)

Included in this list are samples for

  • authorization release forms
  • employment insurance authorization
  • employment authorization forms for student workers
  • printable employment records authorization

To take it a step further, you might also find it useful to check out Employee Information Forms to allow for more comprehensive detail checks.

Example Pre-Employment Authorization Form

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Student Employment Authorization Form

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Employment Insurance Authorization Form

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Printable Employment Records Authorization Form

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Different countries will require different forms and involve different processes for attaining work permits. The process may differ even from state to state within the same country.

You can preview such examples in this list.

A work permit is also necessary to qualify for a job in foreign countries, as well as in domestic corporations and institutions.

The HR department of each institution should be able to clarify upfront whether an authorization to work is required, and will even provide you with the necessary forms.

More Forms HR Will Need

Managing and regulating employees is a task that is tricky as much as it is crucial. As part of the HR personnel in charge of such tasks, you will need all the help you can get.

If you are looking for sample templates for certain necessary paperwork, you can find free downloads on the site for these various forms and letters. As a checklist to get you started, look out for our collections of . . .

  • Personnel action forms – to record the measures taken for corrective action
  • Employee Payroll Forms – because financial matters are the most important to document
  • Employment termination letters – to formally end the employee contract
  • Employee statement forms – to detail the employee’s position and overall job responsibilities
  • Affirmative action forms – to track corrective measures against discrimination in the workplace
  • HR complaint forms – to document workplace grievances
  • Performance appraisal forms – to track progress and pinpoint areas in need of improvement

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