“Employment Authorization Document (Form I-766/EAD)”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

A general term used to describe a card USCIS issues on Form I-766, Employment Authorization Card, to aliens who are authorized to work in the United States. The card contains a photograph of the individual and sometimes his or her fingerprint. An alien who has an EAD usually has open-market employment authorization, but there are exceptions.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services