My 6 year H1B is ending on 09/30/2020 and I-94 on 10-10-2020. My PERM was filed on 11-20-2020 and still in-progress. I was hoping to get I-140 approved via premium processing once PERM is approved. Now USCIS has suspended I-140 premium processing due to Coronavirus spread. I am worried that I may not get I-140 approved before I-94 expiry. My spouse H1B transfer application is being prepared by attorney team. Is it advisable to apply H4 COS + H4EAD now or wait to see how this pendemic will turn out?
If I apply H4 COS+H4EAD on 09/01, and stop working on 09/30 and then get I-140 approved after I-94 expiry. Can I apply for H1B extension and start working before H1B approval notice while H4 COS is pending?