Marriage/travel - Use EAD or maintain H1 status?


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Hi,

My I-485/I-130/I-765 are pending. I might soon receive EAD/AP card. I
have 2 options to get my future spouse from India:

1) Use EAD for change of employer, use AP for travel return, get spouse
   to US later with Follow-to-Join (I824).

2) Maintain H1 all the times, use H1 transfer to change employer, use
   H1 (not EAD/AP) to return from travel, get spouse on H4, file for AOS
   once she is in US.

Please advise pros/cons.

If I use #1, I will lose H1 status, and hence can't apply H4 for her,
she has to go through Follow-to-Join, which can take relatively longer
time?

If I decide to use #2, would EAD/AP still be helpful in any way? If I
return on H1, would my AP get cancelled?

 

Thanks,

Edited by prakash.sjc
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