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F1 OPT to H4 EAD

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  • F1 OPT to H4 EAD


    I am currently on F1 OPT which expires in September 2015. My current employer is not applying for the H1B and I will need to change my status to H4 after September.

    My husband has completed 6 years and received his 3 year extension and has I-140 approved.

    If I file for H4 and EAD concurrently and get the H4 approval first, can I then leave the country? Will the EAD take another 3 months after H4 approval? Can I travel out of the country during that time and work in India for those 3 months?

    Thank you

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    At this point it is not recommended to leave when the ead is being processed. Let us know if you need help. Call 510 7982742
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      You guys are doing a great job..! Keep it up..!

      1) I am on F1 visa. Currently looking for a job on CPT.
      2) My husband I140 has been approved.
      3) Should I go for H4 EAD or continue with F1 CPT and OPT thereafter. If I opt for H4 EAD, how long is the processing time?
      4) Also, Can I work or look for jobs after I have applied for change of status from F1 to H4 EAD.
      5) Asking this question in lieu of current change in US govt as I have heard that EAD wont be granted to H4 folks any longer.

      Thanks in advance..!


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