Hello Everyone,

I'm on H1b Visa currently, my I-140 is approved and H1b is valid till January 2026.

My Wife is on H4 visa and her visa is expiring this month, we have applied for H4EAD in Feb 2022 and it was approved this month, valid till Jan 2023.

Currently, my wife is in India as we have a newborn baby and we want your advice on what is the best way to apply for her EAD renewal.

Does she need to get back before this month end and apply for H4 and EAD renewal to qualify for auto extension?. Or can she get H4 extension in India by visiting the consulate in February and apply for H4 ead renewal once she returns to the US.


Please advise on the suitable path to proceed so that EAD can be used without any delay.

Thank you​