H1 + H4 Extension + New H4 EAD in PP - what would be the start date of H4 EAD?

(Anand Patil) #1


I am on H1 and my spouse is on H4 with expiration date of Oct 10, 2019.

My I-140 got approved in Feb 2019.

My employer applied H1 + H4 + H4 EAD(new application) in PP on April 19th 2019. My I-797 got approved on April 29th 2019, H4 and H4 EAD are still in received status with bio-metrics scheduled on 3rd week of May 2019.

Could you please let me know what would be the start date of H4 EAD ? will it be valid from the day of approval or will it have a start date of Oct 11,2019.

Thank you.

(Anil Gupta) #2

Chances are high that H4 EAD will have start date of H1B extention approval which might be Oct 11, 2019.

(Anand Patil) #3

Thanks for the response. As there is no information on the processing time for H4 and H4 EAD after introduction of bio-metrics, can I file another H4 EAD while the current H4 EAD application is still pending. I do not want to wait till OCT 11, 2019. I will use my old H1-B approval notice to get EAD from now till OCT 10, 2019

(Anil Gupta) #4

You can file another H4 EAD.