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  1. swtsvn

    swtsvn New IL'ite

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    hi gals
    i ve a few doubts
    i got my ead(work permit) and am still in h4. my h4 is getting expired on october 2008.
    1)when should i renew h4? how many months before oct 08 shld i apply for renewal.
    2)I am planning to use ead when joining university by august. will my h4 be invalid? will my husband;s h1 be invalid too because of my ead usage?
    3)should I renew my h4 if iam planning to use my ead? if so why.

    thanks a lot gals
     
  2. Shal

    Shal Senior IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Dear swtsvn,

    (Please make sure you confirm all of the following with your lawyer before taking any action.)


    I hope I am correct in assuming that you got your EAD based on your husband's Green Card application. If that is the case, then the moment you exercise your EAD, you become a valid case of "Adjustment of Status". Being on AOS means is that you are neither on H4 nor on Green Card, however, being in this status authorizes you to work and/or travel (with the following documents) while you await your GC.

    One point to remember is that being on this status does not automatically make you eligible for work or travel. Hence, you are given EAD (Employment Authorization) to work and AP (Advance Parole) to be able to travel outside the country and re-enter.

    You should, however, be able to study regardless of visa status.

    Hope this helps getting some clarity-
    Shalini
     
  3. MythiliMurali

    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    hello shalini
    I am on h4,i got my EAD & I-140 approval.So can I work with that without any future problems.
    No need to apply h1?
    regards
     
  4. chocolate

    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Its optional.I got my EAD thru my husband's GC process.Our H1 -H4 expired in Feb 2008. We opted not to renew our visas as my husband 's dates are current and we can expect approval anytime soon.
    Are your dates current?If it is then it will probably be good idea to not to renew visas.
     
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    MythiliMurali Bronze IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    hi
    my husband's visa is going to expire but he renewed it automatically my h4 also.we thought that i can shift on to EAD when i am working.Can I do it?
    regards
     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Yes,you can do it.
     
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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Hi Shal,
    What do u mean by "the moment you exercise your EAD"? I got my EAD and travel documents also, but I haven't used them it now any where. I still have my h4 visa but the stamping in my passport has expired. Now I'm going to India and I want to use my travel documents without going for visa stamping? Can I?

    thanks,
     
  8. pebblebeach

    pebblebeach Senior IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Hi Shal,
    What do u mean by "the moment you exercise your EAD". How to exercise the EAD? I got my EAD and travel documents but I haven't used them till now any where. I still got my h4 visa but the h4 stamping on my passport is expired. Now I'm going to India and thinking of using my travel documents without going for visa stamping. So if I don't exercise my EAD, can I use my travel documents or not?

    Thanks




     
  9. pebblebeach

    pebblebeach Senior IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Hi,
    You said the dates are current. What is the current date they are processing?

    thanks


     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Re: h4 and ead confusion

    Dates are current means the visa is available for my husband to get a GC and in turn me. Current dates processing only is taken into consideration if dates are current.Becoz our dates are current our GC can be processed anytime.
     

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