Hi, I am on L2 Visa and working in US with L2 EAD. My spouse recently received i140 approval and is planning to shift to H1B through COS.
What is the best option for me to avoid or reduce gap in my job?
This is the best i have got so far - My spouse should file for H1B COS, H4 COS & H4 EAD concurrently. Post H1B approval (premium - 15 days), to speed up the process of H4 approval, i will travel to Canada or India to get H4 stamping done and then apply for H4 EAD through USCIS.
If i go with this approach,
Can i get Visa appointment for H4 stamping in Canada/India before my spouse’s H1B COS is filed?
Is consulate allowing Visa appointment for H4 stamping given COVID restrictions and emergency appointment only?
Getting appointment in Mexico is quicker, is that an option for L2 to H4 stamping?
You need copy of H1B approval notice for your spouse as one of the required documents for H4 visa stamping.
You will need to check the appointment availability at the consulate you want to visit for visa stamping.
Yes, however you will need NIE approval to travel back if the presidential proclamation is still in effect at the time you travel back.