Change of status from L1b to H1b and implications on dependent EAD


My employer filed for my H1 COS with my spouse H4 COS and H4 EAD (Nebraska centre).

My H1 application got approved (under 1 month, not the premium application) and for my spouse, status is “Case Was Received”. I have not received the notice yet.

She is working on L2-EAD.


  1. How much time it will take to get H4 COS and H4 EAD approval?
  2. Since I have not received the notice, does this mean that my spouse can continue to work on her L2-EAD?


Your wife’s L2 status is automatically lost and she can’t work using L2 EAD as your H1B has been approved.