Best way to initiate H4 EAD new application process

Hi Anil,

My husband’s H1 visa extension is due in March 2020 and we have I-140 approval. We are planning to apply for H4 EAD, my question is:

  1. Is it preferable to apply H4 EAD along with the H1 extension + H4 extension ? Our extension is going to be in Regular processing. Do you think it is better to file all 3 applications together in order to get a quicker result?

  2. The above question arises since my husband’s employer is charging a lot for raising H4 EAD, so I wanted to know if we can file my H4 EAD by myself? If yes, then will USCIS
    work on H4 EAD only after H1 and H4 approvals?


Hi @deepikaagarwal

My suggestion is to file all 3 together with H1B extension.

You can file H4 EAD yourself.

USCIS will approve H4 and H4 EAD after your H4 biometric has been completed.