I am in India, Wife is in US - I Have Stamped H4 and approved I-140


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My 6 yrs H1B Quota completed but I-140 wasn't approved, hence I had to Travel back to India.

My wife is in the US and she has her own H1B with approved I-140 .

I got a stamped H4 visa recently and I am waiting for the COVID travel restrictions(May 2021) to lift so that I can travel back to US.

Meanwhile, my I-140 also got approved. Once the Travel restrictions are lifted :

  1. Can I travel back to US on H4 and then apply for a Change of status to H1B with my approved I-140?  Is there a premium processing option for COS?
  2. If I apply for H1B (cap exempt using I140) from India, then travel to US on H4. Once the H1B petition is approved can I start working in US?
  3. Can I apply for H4 EAD using my wife's I-140 while my H4 to H1B COS or H1B (Cap Exempt) applications are in progress?
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