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H1b to L2-EAD conversion and impact on I-140

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I'm currently working on a H1b visa and also have an approved I-140 through my current employer. I'm however exploring the possibility of switching to an L2-EAD. I would like to know:

  1. Can I switch from H1b to L2-EAD? How easy is it to do so; what forms would I need to submit? What are the approval chances for the same?
  2. Will moving to L2-EAD from H1b affect my GC application adversely? I'm not worried about my employer withdrawing the GC application; I want to know if there are any legal issues with the same.




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Thanks a lot for your inputs and for directing me to the correct link. I have couple of follow up questions though:

  1. When should I stop working on my H1b, is it as soon as I file the H1b to L2 change of status application? Or is it from the day my L2 gets approved (date on new I-94) till my EAD comes through?
  2. Can I file for the L2 EAD at the same time as I file my i-539 form?
  3. If I want to switch back to a H1b at some later date, will my application still be cap exempt or will I again fall under the cap for the year I'm applying for?

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