H1B vs. EAD Work Authorization in H1B : General Posted December 2, 2015 · Report reply Hi, My spouse is currently on H1B visa with I-140 approved. I am on H1B and currently my H1B amendment is in progress due to change in my job location. My questions are: 1. Can i apply from H4 EAD(based on my spouse approved I-140) while my H1b amendment is still in progress? or do i need to wait till my H1B amendment is approved and then apply for H4 conversion? 2. When converting from H1B to H4, will my current H1B status expire once H4 is approved? 3. When applying for H1B to H4 conversion, is there a possibility to mention a future date from which I would want the H4 to be effective from? Any response in this regard is greatly appreciated. Have a nice day. Thanks.