How soon can I apply for Change of status from F1 opt to h4 ead


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My wife is on F1 opt expiring on may 23 2023. I have h1b and I-140 approved. I applied for her change of status to h4 ead on Nov 18 2022.

My question is can I select a h4 start date in the application which is beyond 6 months from application submit date? Right now our attorney submitted the application on Nov 18 with start date as may 23 which is little over 6 months. Is this fine?


I heard that we can opt for start dates only within 6 months from application date. Some say it’s true and other deny it.



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