What does US work authorization mean?

Hello Sisters, I have been confused about something for a while and needed some clarification. I am based in Ghana, Africa and looking for software engineer roles in remote.

However, most of these remote opportunities have a requirement of US work authorization and so I hesitate to apply or end up not applying at all to any open roles i find. (I have applied to several in the past and have never heard back so I am assuming this is the reason). Sisters, what does a US work authorization mean? Does it mean, to have the freedom / permit from my country (Ghana) to work in the US or Its something i need to get from the US governemt?

Also, why would I need such a work authorization if the role is completely remote and I would not have to relocate to the US?

What do you think?

MorganLucas's profile thumbnail
Usually a US based company will sponsor you to work in our country for a set time - I don't see it happening often, but it *does* happen.https://www.uscis.gov/green-card/green-card-processes-and-procedures/employment-authorization-documentIf you become a permanent citizen, you no longer need sponsorship. As for working remotely, unless it's a truly global company that work in accordance to laws in Ghana, I think you'd still need US work sponsorship.
Lawrencia's profile thumbnail
Hmmm thank you very @MorganLucas . I checked out the link you shared. Very helpful.