I am on H1-B visa and have an approved H1-B petition with my current employer until Sep 2022.
My wife’s H4 Extension and H4 EAD applications are still in progress.
If we go by USCIS processing time for California Service center then my wife’s H4 might get approved in 5 months from the receipt date (receipt date is in Sep 2019 so we are thinking H4 extension application will get approved by end of Feb 2020) -> I am assuming that my wife do not get any RFE for H4 extension application.
Now, I have a new offer from another company which I am interested to join.
I am thinking to change my job as soon as my wife’s H4 application is approved.
Now, her H4 EAD extension was filed in December -we sent the USCIS slip that came with my wife’s first EAD -
My questions are-
- Is this a good approach to change job after my wife’s H4 extension application is approved? Or should I wait even for her H4 EAD application to be approved first and then change my employer?
- Also a related question - Let’s say my wife’s H4 application is approved in late Feb. Then does USCIS then pickup my wife’s H4 EAD application and take another 4-5 months (or more) to process the EAD extension application? Or do you think it will be approved around the same time as H4? Note: H4 was filed in Sep 2019 and H4 EAD was filed in Dec 2019.
- Another related question - we applied for my wife’s EAD extension “after” her first EAD expired. Is this going to cause any issue or any delays for the extension application?
- Does including the USCIS slip in the H4 EAD extension application help speed up the H4 EAD application in any way? Or should we expect it to be processed in 4-5 months also?
Thanks in advance!