Archive for February, 2015

Work Permits for H-4

February 24, 2015
  1. Who can get the work permit?

Spouses of H-1B. The H-1B individual needs to have: (1) and Approved I-140 and (2) Maintain his or her H-1B status.

The H-4 person needs to also maintain his or her H-4 status

So this is not spouses for recent arrivals who just has H-1B and has not started the Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) process yet.  Note L-2 can apply for work permit immediately upon entry into the US.

  1. When can the H-4 apply ?

 

Starting from May 26, 2015.  Citizenship and Immigration Service will reject applications filed before this date.

  1. Is this a sure thing?

This is under the Executive Action which is being currently challenged in Court. So this is not 100% sure

For more information contact Houston Immigration Lawyer or Annie Banerjee