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In November 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several policy changes impacting the work authorization of spouses of H-1B, L-1, and E visa holders. In addition to providing for automatic extensions of Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) in certain cases, the policy changes included a recognition that L-2 and […]

An H-4 spouse may apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) if their H-1B spouse has an approved I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition or is eligible to extend H-1B status based on AC-21 extension eligibility.  Many of these H-4 spouses have experienced long USCIS processing delays of  7 months to 14 months or […]