I am currently working for hotel under H1-B visa. Can i apply or switch to EAD?

Asked 12 months ago - Beverly Hills, CA

I dont have any EAD.

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  1. Giacomo Jacques Behar


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    Answered . To either apply or "switch" to an EAD you must qualify for filing for Form I-485 AOS, either through marriage to a USC who petitions you or else must have an I-140 petition by an employer approved . You seem to have neither.

    Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
  2. Andrea Felice Szew

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    Answered . I would need more information to answer your question. You are work authorized with your H1B status. I believe you want to know if you can switch to an authorization that is not tied to a specific employer. If this is the case you should contact an immigration attorney to determine your options.

    Andrea F Szew is an attorney with over 12 years experience in immigration law. Her response to your question is... more
  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . It is always best to maintain status. Nothing in your post indicates you would be eligible for an EAD.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  4. Douglas Aaron Cowgill

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    Answered . Under the H-1B, you can only work for the petitioner.

    This message is intended as general information and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you are... more

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