I forgot to apply extension for my dependents and after 9 months of expiration, my current employer filed i-539 on July. I am waiting for this approval for past 4 months. Additional information, my i140 is already approved.
The H-4 is NOT employer-dependent ... it doesn't matter where you're working ... as long as your H-1B is valid.
NOTE: Don't start working at the new job until AFTER the approval is issued ... don't use a 'mere receipt' as a basis for change .. if you do, you'll regret it.
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Previously asked and answered. Yes, your can change employers, since your depemdemts' H-4 is not employer-specific or employer-dependent.
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Your dependent's applications are based on the validity of your status not specific employer of yours.
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