H4EAD to H1B


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Hello Experts,

I am presently working on H4-EAD and my employer filed for H1b in April 2020 which got approved now. Still employer hasnt received the notice (so not sure about  validity dates/i94 in I797 notice), I have couple of questions if someone can help me

1) Can I continue to work on H4-EAD or do I need to do change of status(COS) to H1B.

2) If I continue to work on H4-EAD will 6 year clock for H1B start parallelly or it won't until I file for COS. 

3) If I step out of USA for a vacation, which visa stamping should I go. I guess it should match with what I choose to pick (H4 or H1)

4) If I want to switch to new employer, shall I have to switch to new employer, or the new employer can port my H1B

5) Lastly, related to 1 & 2 what should be the preferred choice here, switch to H1B or continue on H4 visa. 

Thanks for your time and help towards this.

best regards


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