H1-B upgrade to premium processing - will H4 + H4 EAD be upgraded too?

On Apr 11, 2019 my husband’s employer filed H1-B extension for my husband and H4 extension and EAD renewal for me.
I have also received an appointment for bio metrics.

Now my husband’s employer is going to file an application with USCIS to upgrade his application with premium processing.

I wanted to know if my H4 extension and EAD renewal will be processed along with H1-B in premium processing in this case?
While filing for upgrade, is it necessary to explicitly (if there is any way to do so) inform USCIS about the associated H4 ext and EAD?

Thanks.

Generally, the H4 and H4 EAD will be processed in premium timeline too if you upgrade h1B to premium.

There is no separate process to inform USCIS to connect H4 and H4 EAD to premium H1B. They already are connected.

But, with new biometrics requirement for H4, the premium timeline will any way not be honored.

Hi Sheetal,

Did you try upgrading H1B application to premium processing AFTER the biometrics appointment? There is a chance that this might work and I am eager to see if someone has tried it already.

I will be applying mine soon too, and would definitely be trying this

Hi @achillestroy
Many people have tried it but the result is same. H4 and H4 EAD are being processed in regular queue.

Yes, our H1B upgrade to premium was done after my biometrics appointment.
H1B processed in premium but H4EAD is pushed to regular queue :frowning:

Don’t worry. We just saw first H4EAD approval after Biometric in 2 months.

You should be able to see it soon.

That’s a great news!
Thanks for sharing.

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