I am on an H1b visa that expires in June, 2012. I got married recently and my husband is a US citizen. I applied for my Green Card in May 2012 based on my husband being a citizen. How long would it take for me to receive a work authorization? If needed my employer is willing to extend my H1b (I have a 6 year cap exempt visa and am currently in my 4th year). Would it be better to wait for the work authorization or should I apply for my H1 to work in the interim?
The regulation states 90 days to receive EAD while your gree card application is pensing. Note that an EAD does not provide legal status. Extension of status is not an issue if you have plenty of time left on your H-1B. If you pursue the green cad through your U.S. citizen husband, you can expect the green card in about 6 months (in just a matter of a few weeks after your visa interview).
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EAD processed within 90 days of filing 485/765 application. It's up to you re:EAD or extend H1B. Talk to your lawyer.
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