H-4 EADs in H1B : General Posted February 19, 2015 · Report reply Dear attorney, This is a much disccussed and hot topic at this time. Everyone is talking about this particular immigration reform. In reality what I think is that there are only few people who will benefit from this reform. The reasons are multiple and few examples are 1. Most of the H4 visa holders are not working and stay home spouses (especially true for females) 2. Even if they are qualified in their home country they may not be qualified to work here in US as they may not have advanced US degree they can use. The only group of people who can take advantage are 1. Those H1 visa holders at the end of six years limit and can not extend their H1B beyond six years, provided their spouse is also on H1b. These people can change their status to H4 and can get EAD. of course with EAD, H4 visa holders can get SSN and can work part time jobs but I do not think they can work full time unless they have advanced degree in US. Anyother thoughts?