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Surprisingly fast H4 extension with H4 EAD
Applied for H1 extension (Premium) + H4 extension + H4 EAD - Together on May 12th.
H1B got approved in May 23rd.
H4 Visa got approved on August 15th.
H4 EAD got approved on August 18th and received physical EAD copy on August 22nd.
Happy to get the EAD as the current one was about to expire.
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H4 EAD extension 540 days

My current H1,H4 and H4EAD stamped visa is expiring on 09/15/2022. If I file H4EAD extension before expiry date would applicant qualify/eligible for 540 days of extension, as per latest guidelines from USCIS H4EAD automatic extension of 540 days.
Please note H4 I-94 expiring 0n 09/15/2022.

Appreciate any thoughts or help on this situation, please help me with response I am in worst situation if I lose job before expiration of the EAD.
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RFE processing time
I responded to RFE for my H4 EAD extension on 10th March at Texas service center and it’s been 70days my case is still pending. Do anyone know how long it’s going to take for approval?
It’s very
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Will the H4 EAD application under review by USCIS remain valid if my spouse is not H1B status for short period of time?
My H4EAD application (based upon approved i140 for my H1B spouse) is currently pending with USCIS and was filed in Dec 2021. My spouse is planning to leave his current employment and move to our country till the time our EAD gets approved and then find another job in USA at later time once the EAD is approved. Since by doing this he will no longer be in H1B status, will USCIS continue to adjudicate the EAD application on its' merit or will it be rejected or invalid because of the loss of H1B status. Both me and my spouse will not be in US during this time.
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Hi all,

My L2 and EAD renewal is in process, my i94 has expired.
Application was received by USCIS in Sep 2021. If approved I will have L2 EAD till Dec 2023.

My husband’s H1B and i140 is also approved, but we didn’t switch to H1B yet thinking L2 EAD approval is quicker than H4 EAD process.

Now I’m contemplating if it’s better to switch to H4 instead of waiting for L2 EAD. At least H4 EAD is valid for longer than L2 EAD.

But I have a few questions if any of you could share your thoughts and experience, it would be great
1. If we switch to H1B, do I have to first file H4 and then file for H4 EAD?
2. What are the current processing times for H4 EAD?
3. If we switch to H1B, and travel overseas do we need a H1B stamp to re-enter the US? If so, do we qualify for Dropbox appointments?
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H4 visa stamped while H4 and H4-EAD in process
My H4 & H4- EAD renewal applications were filed in August 2021 and still in process. Mean while I had to travel and got an H4 visa stamped in Canada earlier this month.

What happens to my existing H4 and H4 - EAD applications?
Do I need to re-apply for H4 - EAD?
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I got a query on my H4 EAD stating "According to USCIS records, you filed a Form I129 and was approved on.... granting you h1B non immigrant status until... To be eligible for employment authorization under c(26) eligibility category you must establish that you currently hold valid H4 non immigrant status. Submit evidence that you hold valid H4 non immigrant status."

When I had almost reached my H1B cap (with 6 months left), I transferred to H4 and through H4 EAD c(26) category I continued my employment with same employer once I received EAD. Then I applied for H4 renewal and standalone EAD renewal. I had emergency travel to India, and got H4 stamped along with my Spouse H1B stamping. Due to travel ban, I was held up for few months. Meanwhile my employer got my H1B extension based on my approved i140. I waited for getting the interview slots for H1B stamping as I could not get dates travelled back to USA on H4 due to school reopened for kids. My employer is not ready to do change of status from H4 to H1. I got above H4 EAD query. What are the expert suggestions on my case ?

If I respond to H4 EAD query will my H1B petition be cancelled?
what document i need to provide to prove my H4 non-immigrant status?
If my company does change of status, will it be a new petition, may be I will not get the same period for which it is approved now for full 3 yrs?
If I have to change employer, will they do change of status and company transfer?
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Severance pay after H4 EAD expiration date
I lost my job due to H4-EAD Expiration. I am entitled for severance pay. Am I allowed to accept severance pay which will be paid to me in installments on the company's regularly scheduled payroll dates?
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A-Number in i-765 form
Hi All,

I am applying initial i-765 for my wife. She earlier had PERM and i140 approved from her H1B employer. Do i need to mention the older i140 A-number in this initial i-765 L2-EAD application or can i just leave it blank? Appreciate any inputs.

Thanks in advance..
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H4 EAD with H4 visa approval pending

I have two questions regarding H4 EAD as follows -
1. Can H4 EAD be applied with latest approved H1B but H4 extension still pending? or H4 extension approval is mandatory for H4 EAD
2. Are there any experiences of updating a document on the existing WAC ( may be sending through snail mail/fax or updating on online USCIS account . WAC related to H4 EAD .

Thanks in advance!
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