H-4 Dependents Can Now Apply for Work Authorization
Certain H-4 Dependents are now permitted to request work authorization:
Those foreign professionals stuck in the Employment based categories for receiving an immigrant visa (Green Card), will finally be granted relief in the form of work authorization granted by the USCIS for those spouses in H-4 status who were previously not entitled to legally be employed. At our San Jose immigration law office, we have come across numerous cases of highly motivated spouses (on H-4 status) of H-1B holders who have never had the right to work, but who will now be eligible. Please also know that due to this change, the premium processing program for H-1B Extension requests will not be available until the third week of July.