Did anyone recently filed H1 to H4 EAD concurrently in premium along with H1 transfer of your spouse ? Wanted to know how much time it took for you?How many days you had to stop working? Do you suggest i move to H4 EAD or stay on H1B ?
Whether one should move to H4 EAD or remain on H1B is a strategy really requiring a consult with an attorney with all your facts. Recently, even with H1 premium H4s and EAD have not been adjudicated as premium despite USCIS saying they endeavor to do so. H4 EAD otherwise 5 months.
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In many cases H1B is preferable to H4 EAD as it s not tied to the spouse's employment status. On the other hand, EAD offers flexibility in employment. However, every situation requires a case analysis to provide a professional opinion.
Although in most cases H1B and H4 are approved together in premium processing, the EAD processing time is not similar benefited.
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It appear that though H-1 and H-4 may be adjudicated in premium, the EAD does not benefit for that processing.
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