I have a H1B and H4 valid till feb 2020. I am planning to file extension in september 2019.
But my spouse has H4 EAD( till Aug, 2020.) which has 6 months more validity than H4.
H4 Validity : 02/2020
H4 EAD Validity : 08/2020
Can I file H4 EAD extension with H1B and H4 extension applications in September 2019 ?
My concern is, whether I should file for H4 EAD extension along with my H1B and H4 right away OR wait till march and only file 180 days
before the expiry of current EAD document?
If we will apply H4 EAD now what are the complications expected? Can USCIS will reject current H4 EAD or I can we get RFE for new application.
Please refer below URL:
“You will not be authorized to work until USCIS approves your Form I-765. Once your employment authorization is approved, the expiration date on your EAD should be the same date as the expiration date on your most recent Form I-94 indicating your H-4 nonimmigrant status. You are only authorized to work through the expiration date on your EAD. If you still will be eligible for work authorization after that date, you should file for a renewal EAD by submitting another Form I-765. You cannot file for a renewal EAD more than 180 days before your original EAD expires”.
That’s why I am little worried. I have few scenarios in my mind regarding H4 EAD on which I want some more clarity.
They are as follows-----
A) What can be the maximum consequences/disadvantages/implications if we apply H4 EAD extension along with my H1B and H4 extensions?
B) Can USCIS reject the H4 EAD and take application fees OR send RFE OR put our H4 EAD case on hold? If they put it on hold, when they will resume?
C)If they reject supposedly, then will there be any impact on our current H4 EAD approval ? Can they revoke or change the expiry date of current EAD?
E) If USCIS cancel/reject(not process) our new H4 EAD application for extension if we apply now, and if they do, will I be able to re-apply that again on the desired time, that is before 180 days of expiration of my current EAD.
F) What can be future consequences on my H4 EAD extensions we apply for ?
Thanks & Regards,