H1B Extn. premium processing approved and H4 pending


VISA_POWER

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Hi Everyone,

Issue:

  • My H1B+H4 extension was filed together in premium processing.
  • H1B got approved within 5 days.
  • My lawyer hasn't received H4 receipt notice yet.
  • My wife is on H4 EAD and her EAD status expires in June 2017.

Questions:

  • If H1B is approved, does it mean H4 is approved as well? If yes, is there a way to get the receipt no. or approved I797 for H4?
  • If the H4 extension is pending, can the H4 EAD holder still continue the work? My wife's H4 EAD expires in June 2017.
  • My wife's employer is looking to file for her H1B and if at all we receive H4 extension approval (I797) and apply for H4 EAD extn., would there be any clash between these two petitions that could result in RFE or denial?

Please help me by answering these questions.

Thanks!
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21 hours ago, VISA_POWER said:

Hi Everyone,

Issue:

  • My H1B+H4 extension was filed together in premium processing.
  • H1B got approved within 5 days.
  • My lawyer hasn't received H4 receipt notice yet.
  • My wife is on H4 EAD and her EAD status expires in June 2017.

Questions:

  • If H1B is approved, does it mean H4 is approved as well? If yes, is there a way to get the receipt no. or approved I797 for H4?
  • If the H4 extension is pending, can the H4 EAD holder still continue the work? My wife's H4 EAD expires in June 2017.
  • My wife's employer is looking to file for her H1B and if at all we receive H4 extension approval (I797) and apply for H4 EAD extn., would there be any clash between these two petitions that could result in RFE or denial?

Please help me by answering these questions.

Thanks!
P

1. No, you need to get the approved I-797 for H-4 also.

2. Yes, but the H-4 candidate cannot work beyond the expiry date on the EAD.

3. RFE would be a possibility.

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