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    My wife is a holder of an H1b visa, she is being sponsored to get a green card through employment, I'm included in the petition as the beneficiary's husband, right now I have an h4 visa (dependent visa),
    the h4 visa does not allow you to work legally in United States.
    Is there any way to get a work permit while the green card petition is on process? or Do I have to wait three or four years to work until the green card process is done?
    thanks for your help!!!

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    My wife is a holder of an H1b visa, she is being sponsored to get a green card through employment, I'm included in the petition as the beneficiary's husband, right now I have an h4 visa (dependent visa),
    the h4 visa does not allow you to work legally in United States.
    Is there any way to get a work permit while the green card petition is on process? or Do I have to wait three or four years to work until the green card process is done?
    thanks for your help!!!

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    • #3
      come on someone of you has to know!!!
      thanx

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      • #4
        There is NO way for dependents in H-4 status to obtain work authorization outside of the green card application (I-485). However, spouses of L and E visa holders can obtain employment authorization.

        Sorry!

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        • #5
          If you have an I-485 filed, you can also file for an employment authorization document (EAD Card- form I-765). These applications can be submitted concurrently or you can file the I-765 after (once you have the receipt notice for your I-485). It is a pretty easy form to complete and it give work authorization in one year increments.

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          • #6
            The poster is not the one whole filed the AOS but his spouse. Therefore he cannot obtain EAD as he hasn't filed app for EAD in the first place.



            http://www.immigrate2us.net
            I am not a lawyer nor do I claim to be one so please double-check any information given by me, or anyone else for that matter, with a certified (immigration)lawyer before you take any further steps.

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            • #7
              Again, to summarize and to avoid confusion for the poster, if you are here on H-4 and your wife has not yet filed the I-485, you can NOT receive employment authorization. People who have H-4 status are not allowed to work.

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              • #8
                THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!!

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                • #9
                  xandtrick
                  The pettion has not been filed yet, its on hold, because we want to be sure to do it the right way!!!
                  I do not know what EAD means???
                  thanks

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                  • #10
                    NYCImmParalegal:
                    My wife has not filed the I-485 yet, my question is, once my wife file the I-485 is there any way for me to file the I-765 to get the work permit???
                    thanks

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                    • #11
                      EAD= Employment Authorization Document

                      I agree that while in H-4 status prior to filing the I-485/I-765 there is no work authorization.

                      You can file the I-485(Adjustment of Status) and I-765 (Employement Authorization) concurrently. As well as the I-131 for Advanced Parole (travel authorization).

                      Your wife's company may not support all of these cases, as some companies have the policy of filing only the I-485. If they file only for I-485 then you can file for the EAD/AP yourself once you have a receipt notice for the I-485. Once you receive the EAD card you can work for any employer.



                      Originally posted by gitano:

                      NYCImmParalegal:
                      My wife has not filed the I-485 yet, my question is, once my wife file the I-485 is there any way for me to file the I-765 to get the work permit???
                      thanks

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                      • #12
                        THANK YOU!! Tpen711
                        one more question, do you have any idea how lon it takes to get a receipt notice of an I-485???

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                        • #13
                          It depends on which service center is processing the case. In my experience it is usually received in 2-3 weeks.
                          Originally posted by gitano:

                          THANK YOU!! Tpen711
                          one more question, do you have any idea how lon it takes to get a receipt notice of an I-485???

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