H1B vs. EAD Work Authorization in H1B : General Posted September 25, 2015 · Report reply My H-1B expires in November end. I have a EAD (currently valid till April 2016) from a pending I-485. Should I pursue H-1B extension or use my EAD (when H-1B expires) and keep renewing EAD until I-485 gets approved? Any disadvantages of not renewing/extending H-1B? Thanks!