Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Newsflash – DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses
On Tuesday, February 24th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will be extending eligibility for employment authorization to H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B workers who:
- Hold an approved immigrant visa petition (Form I-140); or
- Were granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) or 106(b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000, which allows H-1B extensions beyond the six-year limit for certain H-1B holders seeking permanent residence.
USCIS will start accepting EAD applications by eligible H-4 holders on May 26, 2015. If you have questions about your eligibility for an EAD, please contact your attorney at Sostrin Immigration Lawyers or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.