My I-140 was approved in mid July and my H1B extension got approved using the same for next 3 years. My employer has a policy of not sharing hard/soft copy of approved I-140 with employee.
However, my employer said that they didn’t receive any mail from USCIS for my approved I-140 and upon reaching out to USCIS customer care after waiting for 45 days, USCIS denied any duplicate copy of the same.
Currently, I want to file my spouse’s H4EAD, for which my employer’s attorney said we need a copy of approved I-140 and the only way forward is to file I-824, which might take anywhere from 5-8 months. Upon receiving my I-140 via this method, though employer still might not share a copy with me but they can then proceed with filing H4EAD, that shall take further 6-8 months.
When I mentioned about getting I-140 document via FOIA, my employer said that I-140 received via FOIA might be used for H1 extension, but is not acceptable for H4EAD filling.
I’d really appreciate if you can advise me a method to file H4EAD in my case?