USCIS announced that effective May 26, 2015, it would begin accepting applications for employment authorization from certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B non-immigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident status.
You may apply for employment authorization under this rule if your H-1B non-immigrant spouse:
- Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
- Has been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000 as amended by the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act (AC21). AC21 permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit on their H-1B status.
For more information on applying for employment authorization under the H-4 rule, feel free to contact the Law Office of Carlo Borja.
Certain H4 dependent spouses may now apply for employment authorization
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