USCIS is now accepting applications for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) from H-4 dependent spouses. To qualify for work authorization, the H-4 dependent must be the spouse of an H-1B holder with an approved immigration petition or who has been granted H-1B status beyond the 6 year limit based on AC 21. (Please refer to our previous blog post here for more information regarding eligibility for this program.)
As we reported in our previous blog post, found here, on April 23, 2015, a lawsuit was filed against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to invalidate the new H-4 Spouse EAD program. At this time, the lawsuit does not have any impact on the program, and we at Just Law International, P.C., are moving forward with H-4 Spouse EAD applications as planned. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and to schedule a consultation regarding your eligibility for an EAD application.
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