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Bhavana_1922

Is it a good time now to apply for H4 EAD

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Hi, 
I am currently on STEM OPT. My OPT expires in January 2019. My husband is applying for H1 extension , is it good time for me to apply for H4 conversion and H4 ead along with his H1 extension ?

Thank you

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Not sure what you mean by good time, but, Yes it is good to apply any time. But, there is a little bit of longer wait times to receive the approval.

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Hi Bhavana,

At this point, it is still uncertain on H4-EAD revocation.  Public will have 60 days to comment on the proposal, and it takes another 1 to 2 months for DHS to approve the rule and publish in register.  The best bet that can come out of the proposed rule is DHS may propose to end accepting H4-EAD new and renewal applications from a certain date, and H4-EADs which are valid continue to be valid until expiry date.  And, after expiry date no more renewals.  This is just my opinion, which is similar to what happened with DACA program.

I heard in other forums that there will be several lawsuits if DHS ends H4-EAD.. so it is very uncertain at this point.

You can also change to H1 status next year.

Edited by satya2k1

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