GOOD NEWS !!! EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION (EAD) FOR CERTAIN H-4 DEPENDENT SPOUSES

Friends - USCIS has released announcement that certain H-4 dependent spouses will be eligible to work beginning from May 26, 2015. Those eligible H-4 dependent spouses are:
Who is eligible
·         The principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
·         The H-4 dependents of H-1B nonimmigrant who have extended their H-1B status beyond the usual six-year limit based on an approved I-140 or based on 365 days or more have elapsed since the filing of a labor certification under AC21 guidelines.
How to file for Employment Authorization

  • The above indicated H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee starting from on May 26, 2015 in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD) to begin working.

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