Tag: H-4 EAD

December 18, 2017

Trump plans to H-4 EAD rule allowing spouses of H-1B holders to work in U.S.

In another measure to roll back Obama-era initiatives, the Trump administration is likely to end the H-4 EAD rules which gave work authorization to thousands of legal immigrants since 2015. CNN reports that the Department of Homeland Security stated that it intends to eliminate the rule, without explanation, other than: β€œ[I]t was acting β€œin light […]

March 24, 2016

H-4 EAD: USCIS Against Travel While H-4 Visa and EAD Applications are Pending

USCIS would like to remind individuals applying for a change of status to H-4 that if you travel abroad before we approve your Form I-539, Change of Status (COS) application, we will consider your application to be abandoned. This means we will deny your COS application. If you filed your Form I-765, Application for Employment […]

March 16, 2016

H-4 EAD: New USCIS Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Since May 26, 2015, an H-4 dependent spouse can get work authorization if the H-1B spouse: Has an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or Has received an H-1B extension beyond the six-year limit, based upon a pending employment-based green card application. The USCIS recently updated its responses to frequently asked questions (FAQ) […]

May 26, 2015

Immigrants and Their Advocates File Class Action Lawsuit Against USCIS and DHS for Unlawful Delays in Adjudicating Applications for Employment Authorization

From the American Immigration Council: May 26, 2015 Washington D.C. – Last Friday, three immigrants and two immigration service providers filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for unlawfully delaying the adjudication of their applications for employment authorization. Filed by the American […]

May 22, 2015

USCIS Issues New Instructions for H-4 Work Card Applicants

On May 26, 2015, the government will begin accepting H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) applications for work authorization. Yesterday, USCIS published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule. You can view the USCIS information on: The Employment […]

May 20, 2015

USCIS Alert: Premium Processing Temporarily Suspending for H-1B Extensions

Premium Processing service provides expedited processing for certain employment-based petitions and applications. Specifically, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) guarantees 15 calendar day processing to those petitioners or applicants who choose to use this service or USCIS will refund the Premium Processing Service fee. If the fee is refunded, the case will continue to receive […]

March 24, 2015

H-4 Work Cards: Top Nine Frequently Asked Questions and Their Answers

On May 26, 2015, the government will begin accepting H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) applications for work authorization. Many H-1B physicians and their spouses have contacted us with questions about this exciting news. You may have these same questions as well so here are answers to some of the typical questions: 1. Who qualifies for […]