Sample Cover Letter Work Permit Application

J2 Visa EAD Sample Cover Letter

Manisha Gupta
123 Park Avenue,
Iselin, NJ 08830 USA

Home: 732-391-9293
Work: 732-733-4087

September 8, 2011

To Whom It May Concern:

I, Manisha Gupta, am in the U.S. in J-2 status and am accompanying my spouse, Rahul Gupta, who is the research scholar at the Princeton University in J-1 status.

My spouse (or parent) receives a salary (or stipend or grant) from the university sufficient to cover his own expenses. (Or my spouse have sufficient funds through ABC that is sufficient for all the expenses.)

I wish to be employed to pursue my own career interest advancement (or other reasons like experience the American culture, using the money to take classes, child care, sightseeing trips within the U.S., customary recreational and cultural activities and related travel etc.) and NOT to support my husband.

I have enclosed the application herewith for the work authorization and all relevant documents.
* List documents here *

I respectfully request you to grant me the work authorization. (If your J-2 status is valid for more than one year, instead add the statement "I would like to request employment until the end date of my DS-2019 on May 13, 2014, under federal regulations 8 CFR274a.12(a) and (c).")


** Your signature here ***

Manisha Gupta

Important information about sample documents

(Hard copy: sender address and contact info at top. Your address and the date can be left-justified, or centered.)

Your Street Address
City, State Zip Code
Telephone Number
Email Address

Month Day, Year

Mr./Ms./Dr. FirstName LastName
Name of Organization
Street or P.O. Box Address
City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms./Dr. LastName:

Opening paragraph: State why you are writing; how you learned of the organization or position, and basic information about yourself.

2nd paragraph: Tell why you are interested in the employer or type of work the employer does (Simply stating that you are interested does not tell why, and can sound like a form letter). Demonstrate that you know enough about the employer or position to relate your background to the employer or position. Mention specific qualifications which make you a good fit for the employer’s needs. (Focus on what you can do for the employer, not what the employer can do for you.) This is an opportunity to explain in more detail relevant items in your resume. Refer to the fact that your resume is enclosed. Mention other enclosures if such are required to apply for a position.

3rd paragraph: Indicate that you would like the opportunity to interview for a position or to talk with the employer to learn more about their opportunities or hiring plans. State what you will do to follow up, such as telephone the employer within two weeks. If you will be in the employer’s location and could offer to schedule a visit, indicate when. State that you would be glad to provide the employer with any additional information needed. Thank the employer for her/his consideration.


(Your handwritten signature [on hard copy])

Your name typed
(In case of email, your full contact info appears below your printed name [instead of at the top, as for hard copy], and of course there is no handwritten signature)

Enclosure(s) (refers to resume, etc.)

(Note: the contents of your letter might best be arranged into four paragraphs. Consider what you need to say and use good writing style. See the following examples for variations in organization and layout.)

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