Starting May 26, 2015, DHS is extending eligibility for Employment Authorization (EAD) to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.
Eligible individuals include certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who:
- Are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
- Have received one-year extension of H-1B status beyond the sixth year under the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act of 2000, based on a filed I-140 or labor certification.
USCIS will begin accepting H-4 EAD applications no earlier than May 26, 2015.
Contact VisaPro immediately if you need any assistance in filing for your Employment Authorization.