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EAD for H4 Visa Holders

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Posted by manish8616 (21) 21 May 2017#26876
to perm9:

Yes, h4 extension
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Posted by Muneer1978 (104) 21 May 2017#26877
Dear Friends,

I need some help to apply for renewal of my EAD.

If i have a pending application for EB1 C, Concurrent.

What will be the option/answer for question number 16. (Who may apply I-765)

Thanks.
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Posted by NonIm (29) 10 Oct 2017#26878
Hi I have a question regarding a case. It helps me to apply either H1 or H4 EAD for my wife
Case
1. My i140 is approved
2. My company doesn't do H1 premium extensions and generally applies H1 extension 2-3 months before petition expiry.
3. So if my spouse works under H4 EAD and company applies my H1 extension before 2 months of my petition expiry,
I can work after petition expiry as my petition will be still pending.
However, H4 EAD applicant cannot work after expiry date, if petition is pending. Also there is no premium to H4 EAD application.

Could someone guide how to tackle this scenario (I am not looking for company shift anytime soon :) )
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Posted by morevisa (42) 10 Oct 2017#26879
to NonIm:

You can ask if you can apply for H1-B premium and also apply for H4 EAD extension at the same time.

That's the only way you can preserve continuity in H4-EAD in 2-3 months.
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Posted by United1WeStand (113) 11 Oct 2017#26880
to morevisa:

not sure if its correct thread to discuss but H4 EAD guys proceed with caution and prepare backup plans. no need to panic but there is a news that Admin is still evaluating what to do with H4 EAD and STEM OPT 3 years EAD rule.
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/politics/dhs-e...
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Posted by NonIm (29) 20 Oct 2017#26881
to morevisa:

Thank you.

What if I change my employer considering that i140 was approved ~3 months back and H4 EAD for my wife is in progress. (Have around 2 yrs left on H1) Could you let me know what happens if my I140 is revoked when I change the employer. 1.Will my priority gets ported to new employer 2. Will the H4 EAD in progress becomes invalidated.
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Posted by immigrant0528 (41) 30 Oct 2017#26882
On October 30, 2017, your inquiry about the status of your Employment Authorization application, referral number SR129*******, was assigned to an officer for response. What happens after this?
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Posted by gcwai (100) 16 Nov 2017#26883
I received my EAD twice when my spouse was in Company A,using the i140 issued by Company A.

Last year,in 2016, my spouse changed job to Company B, and transferred his H1B.

His current H1B petition will expire in 2019.

His Company A I140 is still not revoked.

Company B has not started any process to re-capture the priority date.

Can I renew my EAD in 2019. using this old i140 from Company A?
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Posted by hardlife (11) 20 Nov 2017#26884
I remember religiously waking up to this thread ever since the discussion started. Karthik subbu, Kamakazee, OMG!
Very unfortunate that the current administration is leaning towards ending the H4EAD rule. I was hoping against hope that all the blogs/ news sites are speculating but when Murthy posts a news brief on the H4EAD being in jeopardy, I feel it is not going to be good news.
https://www.murthy.com/2017/11/20/h-4-ead-progra...
What harm did we do? Feel very cheated to have taken the legal route ..
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Posted by valleyb (3) 09 Dec 2017#26885
need inputs pls , my H1 and H4 extension being filed in premium separately by emp.
How to self-apply only H4EAD separately without new H1/H4 receipt number? For pt#22 in I765 (H1B primary spouse most recent I797 approval receipt) Should I provide Previously approved primary I797 receipt or leave it blank?
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Posted by kalyan48 (13) 09 Dec 2017#26886
to valleyb:

Hey, you can file all H1, H4 and H4 EAD concurrently...thats the best and easy to apply..ask ur attorney or emp to file for EAD as well..anyway we have to pay for money for that.....As u doing premium, its best...
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Posted by valleyb (3) 09 Dec 2017#26887
my emp does not file h4ead so I need to self apply like last time, in I765 can I leave (H1B primary spouse most recent I797 approval receipt) blank or old one or wait for new receipt number and then apply?
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Posted by kalyan48 (13) 10 Dec 2017#26888
to valleyb:

If you doing premium, you will get receipt and approval within 2 weeks. So better wait for approval. Request emp that to file for H4 EAD and you will pay for that. Most of the times u will get all approval same time. If you file EAD seperately, you end up waiting 4 months. Request emp..
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Posted by dharajani1309 (2) 11 Dec 2017#26889
Hello Everyone,
I am working on opt extension and it will expire in may 2018 >My husband has i-140 approved from long time . I know if company sends for his h1b extension, i can send my documents .But unfortunately his renewal is in may 2019. SO i have to individually apply for change of status to h4 and then h4 ead. Please help me what shud i do to get minimum employment gap?
1) Shud i apply cos ( f1 -h4) and h4 ead together in US?
2) Shud i go to India and chane to h4 and then apply for EAD?
3) Is there any way my husband's company can applu for my H4-EAD?

Your help is really appreciable.
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Posted by chiefburns99 (11) 11 Dec 2017#26890
Hi Friends,

My spouse works for company A with approved I-140. I have applied for H4-EAD in September 2017. H4 expires in April 2018.

Now, my spouse has got another offer from Company B and they are filing for her H1B transfer and also my H4 in PP.

Here are my questions:

1. If my H4-EAD is still pending and no decision has been made till my spouse's new H1B and my H4 with Company B is approved, then during my H4-EAD approval process, will they consider my newly approved H4 with a longer expiration date or my old H4 which expires in April 2018 for my H4-EAD card?

2. Can Company B file for my H4-EAD along with spouse's H1B and my H4 in PP, while my previous application is pending?

Appreciate your response.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted by epat (37) 11 Dec 2017#26891
to chiefburns99:

As per https://immigrationvoice.org/forum/forum71-recei...
you can file multiple H4 EAD applications. Consult an attorney to confirm
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Posted by chiefburns99 (11) 11 Dec 2017#26892
to epat:

Thanks for your response friend.
But my spouse’s Attorney is not ready to file another EAD application. They are saying that this may confuse USCIS with multiple applications. Can I apply thru a different Attorney?
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Posted by epat (37) 11 Dec 2017#26893
to chiefburns99:

I don't think it is possible to file it through separate attorney because it need to go along with H1B transfer/H4 extension in a single package.
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Posted by chiefburns99 (11) 12 Dec 2017#26894
to epat:

Thank you for your response.

Do you know, when they process my H4-EAD application after my spouse's new H1 and my new H4 is approved, will they approve based on my new H4 or previous one which was submitted with the application?

Appreciate it.
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Posted by epat (37) 12 Dec 2017#26895
to chiefburns99:

I'm in the same boat. My H4EAD application is pending for last 2 months. My H1B transfer (and spouse H4 extension) was approved 2 weeks back under premium. My lawyer was aware of pending H4 EAD application but they did not suggest (nor did I ask) about filing second H4 EAD application along with H1B transfer.
Will update the once I hear anything about my H4 EAD. Likewise please keep us posted for your case.
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Posted by chiefburns99 (11) 12 Dec 2017#26896
to epat:

Thank you friend.

I will keep you posted. Also, I am trying to find answer thru some other resources. I will update if I hear anything.

Fingers crossed.
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Posted by epat (37) 12 Dec 2017#26897
to chiefburns99:

Thanks!
As per this thread it looks like they do consider latest I94 expiry dates to determine EAD expiry date (unless of course there is some oversight due to bad luck)
http://www.trackitt.com/usa-discussion-forums/i...
Like you said fingers crossed.
Good luck!
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Posted by command356 (5) 12 Dec 2017#26898
I got H4 Ead approved on Dec 4th, after 103 days waiting
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Posted by Ancy25 (13) 20 Dec 2017#26899
Hi All,

Can someone tell me how long before I can apply for H4 visa and H4 EAD renewal before the expiry date?

Thanks!
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Posted by goldengc (943) 21 Dec 2017#26900

I got H4 Ead approved on Dec 4th, after 103 days waiting

to command356:


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Congratulations!!! What is the validity period?
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