USCIS Issues New Instructions for H-4 Work Card Applicants

ead_card_A12_category_circledOn May 26, 2015, the government will begin accepting H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) applications for work authorization.  Yesterday, USCIS  published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule.

You can view the USCIS information on:

USCIS advises that you may not apply for employment authorization under this rule until May 26, 2015.

Until the H-4 rule takes effect on May 26, 2015, USCIS will not accept any Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization requesting employment authorization based on your H-4 status.

If you submit a Form I-765 before May 26, 2015, USCIS will reject your application and return it and the filing fee to you. You would then need to re-submit the application on or after May 26, 2015.

For legal assistance with your H-4 work card application, you are invited to contact us.

Published by Ann Massey Badmus

Ann Badmus helps foreign national medical providers and their employers successfully cut through immigration red tape for fast and timely employment. Through her unique Immigration Prescription Program, she skillfully solves even the most complex immigration problems. Her comprehensive and clear advice has helped thousands of providers, employers, and recruiters avoid immigration delays, saving time and expense and providing a stress-free experience for all. Ann is frequently invited to speak about immigration issues before various organizations, including medical associations such as the American Academy of Neurology. She has also published numerous immigration articles and has authored a well-received book, The Immigration Prescription: The Practical Guide to Immigration for Foreign Born Physicians.

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