We’ve talked about the recently approved policy for extending EAD to certain H4 visa holders in previous article. Now we’ll talk about how to apply for EAD.
Here are some guidelines given by USCIS on how to apply for EAD for H4 Visa holders.
When can you apply for EAD?
USCIS will begin accepting applications on May 26, 2015. Once USCIS approves the Form I-765 and the H-4 dependent spouse receives an EAD, he or she may begin working in the United States.
How to Apply for EAD for H-4?
Under the rule, eligible H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
- Proof of Your Status – Current I-797 form or I-94
- Relationship Proof – Copy of Marriage Certificate
- Work Authorization
- Approved form I-140 (or)
- H1B Visa holder AC21 extension ( I-797 or I-94)