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Can i work on EAD which is valid till July 2013 if i apply for new h1b?

Saint Louis, MO |

My L2 EAD expires in july 2013. If employer apply h1b for me its result will come in October.

1. will i be able to work till July?
2. is there any way with which i can work in between july to october?
3. as EAD will expire in july and with approved h1b i can start work in october. because of three month gap, my employer is hesitating to apply my h1b.

Any suggestion?

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Attorney answers 3


Yes, you can work as long as the plastic EAD is valid .. but no more.

Consider taking a vacation to 'fill the gap.

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I agree with Attorney Capriotti. Good luck to you.

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I agree with my colleagues

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