I'm working with my employer for the last 7+ years (H1B visa). My current H1B is valid until Sep 30th 2013.
I received my EAD card in Feb 2012 and then it's renewed. Now EAD card is valid until Feb 2015.
Yesterday my employer e.mailed me and said, I'm on EAD now
I would like to continue on H1B visa until Sep 30th 2013.
My employer is asking a copy of my EAD card but I have not given to them. I suspect, they plan to stop paying my salary because my project (at client place) is ending soon.
Is it mandetory for my employer to obtain my EAD card to change my status from H1B to EAD ?
Assuming that your employer is sponsoring you for a green card, I recommend that you maintain your H-1B status until the day that you are granted permanent residence.
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As an employment-based adjustment of status applicant it is in your interest to maintain your H-1B status until the very day you obtain your green card.
If your I-485 adjustment of status has been pending for at least 6 months, you may change employers, as long as in the "same or similar" occupation.
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