H-4 EAD Is Close to Reality

 

USCIS stated that the regulation allowing certain H4 nonimmigrants (spouses of H1B holders with an approved I-140) to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs) is close at hand.

 

A final version of the regulation is currently with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, clearance and publication.  Once the rule is published (expect end of March), it will provide implementation date, application procedure and requirements.

 

Once the rule is published, it will likely take another month before eligible H4s can file applications for their EAD (Form I-765).