I am in USA on H1B visa, and my wife is here on H4
If my employer is applies for a GC, I would like to know how soon can my wife apply for EAD so she can start working too?
You may do so when your priority date is current. You should check with your employer's attorney.
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You spouse may file for a work permit once you both file I-485 applications for Adjustment of Status.
When your visa is current and you and your wife file I-485 together with I-765.
Your wife will be able to apply for an employment authorization card once the priority date is current and you both file applications for adjustment if status.
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