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EAD for H4 Visa Holders

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Posted by cyberankur (13) 25 Nov 2016#26676
Hi,

My H1B transfer+extension is still pending, however my labor was approved.
Now I-140 is to be filed with premium processing.

My Question is can I apply for H4 EAD for my dependent if my H1B is still pending status?
PS: My H1B from previous employer is still valid.
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Posted by harshreddy9 (8) 28 Nov 2016#26677
Hi Friends,
Can H4 Ead be applied in Premium initially(not during h4 extension)?
Regards,
Harsha
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Posted by harshreddy9 (8) 28 Nov 2016#26678
to cyberankur:

To the best of my knowledge if you are changing your employer. You would have to start your gc process again with your new employer.
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Posted by getsaby (134) 28 Nov 2016#26679
to harshreddy9:

If you are applying H1 extension via PP, you can submit H4 application along with it.
But the irony is, there is no guarantee H4-EAD will be approved along with H1!
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Posted by harshreddy9 (8) 28 Nov 2016#26680
to getsaby:

So as per my understanding there is no premium processing for H4 EAD is that correct? Is that what you mean getsaby? And can anyone share whats the current wait time like for H4 EAD's?
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Posted by getsaby (134) 28 Nov 2016#26681
to harshreddy9:

You are spot on...unfortunately, no premium processing for H4 EAD...
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 28 Nov 2016#26682
I just got Labor approved, how long does it usually take to file I-140?
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 28 Nov 2016#26683
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 28 Nov 2016#26684
to harshreddy9:

Thanks Harsh, my company was taken over almost a year ago. the new company did not transfer H1B with PP. So my previous H1B was not revoked.
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 28 Nov 2016#26685
I was told by my HR that it usually takes several weeks to file I-140 after labor approval. really?
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Posted by lukesh (2) 29 Nov 2016#26686
This board is a lot of help. Just wanted to share my experience. My wife's EAD just got approved. Here are the details:


I-140 approval: 9/22
USCIS Centre: Vermont
I-765 filing:9/29
Receipt date 10/3
Approval Date: 11/28
EAD Card has not been received yet.
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 29 Nov 2016#26687
to lukesh:

Hi, Can you tell how much time was taken from labor approval to filing I-140?
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Posted by sg1985 (170) 29 Nov 2016#26688
Hi Guys

Need your urgent help

My GC is done on 16 Nov 2016 but my spouse is still pending,she has EAD/AP valid till January 2017 but we need to travel and she will be coming back after March 2017
What are my options here ?
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Posted by cyberankur (13) 30 Nov 2016#26689
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Posted by harshreddy9 (8) 30 Nov 2016#26690
Hi Frens,
Can someone please guide me list of documents required for filing for H4 EAD?
--Harsha
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Posted by harshreddy9 (8) 30 Nov 2016#26691
Hi Frens,
Also one more question. How many of this discussion group have self applied for H 4 EAD and how many have gone filing with a lawyer?
Regards,
Harsha
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Posted by GetGCasap (14) 01 Dec 2016#26692
Finally my case status changed to appproved. Do they send card with the approval notice or should I look out for another status change called card production?
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Posted by vinu02 (11) 06 Dec 2016#26693
After coming back with new visa stamp my wife applied i765 and it got denied because she had pending I539 which got abandoned. We were nervous and we had two option either to open MTR which cost $680 or apply new application. We filed new application and within 20 days we got approval. Filed new app on Nov 15th, on 1st dec, 2016 it was approved, received letter on 4th, new card was emailed on 6th. Expecting EAd card this week.
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Posted by satmingc (1) 07 Dec 2016#26694
Hello Everyone ,

Please share your thoughts ,

I had sent my new application for H4-EAD sent to Dallas. Rerouted to Vermont by USCIS.

It is 36 days ( Pending @ Vermont ) . Does re-routing to Vermont cause any delays

Thanks
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Posted by justmyself (110) 08 Dec 2016#26695
I have a quick question. My EAD and H4 expire on June-15-2017. My spouses company files for H4 extension and they might be doing that immediately after 15-Dec-2016. How soon can I apply for my EAD Extension using my H4 receipt?

P.S: I know the H4 receipt works since I have experience doing the same thing in the past and my EAD arrived exactly 6 weeks after the H4 got approved.
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Posted by achillestroy (248) 08 Dec 2016#26697
Does anyone know H1B extension timeline?

I have I-140 approved and will be filing for extension under AC-21 106(c). My wife is on H4 with EAD right now. Everythign expires in Sep 2017 (my H1B, her H4 status, her EAD). As per the rules, I can only apply for extension after 6 months prior to expiration date.

USCIS page shows that there is a delay of 9-10 months in H visa extensions. This will cause some problems since my wife will not be able to work with EAD application pending. I, however, can work while H1B extension is pending.

I was wondering if there are people in this thread who have gone through H1B extension and know some realistic timelines. As far as my understanding goes, the status on USCIS website is really conservative (to avoid calls from people requesting a service request:) ).
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Posted by jui1608 (1) 09 Dec 2016#26698
Hello, I have applied for my H4 EAD recently for the first time and have a valid H4 visa till oct 2017. So can I travel to India while my EAD is under process?
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Posted by EB2I2009 (4) 09 Dec 2016#26699
Hello Team,
I am currently on H1 and my wife is on H4. We both have active I-797 receipts and our Visa stamp on passport is expired. We have pending I-485 for couple of years now in EB2-I category and received EAD/AP.

My wife wants to start job here using EAD (not H4-EAD but AOS EAD). What will happen to her status if she starts job using her EAD and then stops or take a break?
1. Is it going to impact our pending I-485 where she is dependent?
2. What status she has while on break?
3. How do I and she re-enter when go outside USA?

Thanks in advance.
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Posted by spideey666 (6572)   09 Dec 2016#26700
to jui1608:

Unlike AP, where you have a travel restriction when its under process, you can travel when EAD is pending. EAD is not a travel document. its just work authorization once you are inside the country.
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