I am on H4 visa and my husband employer will file his GC. I want to know when can I start working or when can I expect EAD for myself. The GC category would be EB2.
There are many different factors that weigh in to our question - what is your husband's country of birth, what is his priority date, etc. Generally you will not be able to file for an EAD until you and your husband file for adjustment of status, which can only be filed when the PERM is approved and the priority date for his country of birth is current. President Obama's Executive Order may allow you (as an H-4) to work sooner than that, but details are not available yet as to how that will work.
You can work when your own I-129 is approved, and you can get an H-1b. Or when you both are applying for your GC and he has EB2 status, you can apply for EAD for yourself.
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The employer's GC process will take more than a year, and then your husband has to wait until a visa is available before he can apply for the green card, which depends on his country of origin. Once he can apply, so can you, and you can get an EAD in about three months. In the meantime, new regulations may permit you to get an EAD through your H4 status -- keep checking the USCIS web site.
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