Can we file ead when h4 extension is In progress

Hello Anil,

We had filed h1b transfer with h4 [current h4 expired on 24th July ] for my spouse in premium. We got h1b approval but h4 we Jz received receipt. I have two questions -

  1. We did not get biometrics schedule for h4 - is it something that we should worry about it. It is more than a month now that we got receipt.
  2. Can we file for h4 ead with h4 receipt.
  3. My spouse will be visiting India in October and will get stamping done but will it impact anything if we ead is filed [ this doubt is valid based on answer of question 2]

Hi @Parmad

Biometrics letter should have been received by now. Call USCIS and ask.

Hi , If H1B and H4 both extension pending & current H4/i94 is expired. Can person apply for H4 EAD? If yes, What can be used as H4 status evidence when applying for H4 EAD.

Hi @puneeth

Your pending H4 extension will act as the proof of valid status.

Your forum clears lots of doubts and your guidance is really appreciated, Thanks Anil

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