H-4 EAD Approval for Immediate Relative of H-1B Visa Holder

Pandev Law’s immigration lawyer received an H-4 employment authorization approval for an immediate relative of an H-1B visa holder. U.S. immigration laws allow the spouse and child of an H-1B visa holder to stay and work in the U.S. as long as he/she applies and obtains a valid H-4 dependent visa. Our team is thrilled for the success of our clients and we would like to wish their whole family happiness and prosperity in this new chapter of their journey in the United States.

What is an H-4 visa?

An H-4 visa is granted to the spouse or dependent children of an H visa holder. The dependents seeking to accompany the H visa holder must either submit Form I-539 with USCIS or apply for an H-4 visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The dependent’s H-4 status will be linked to the H visa principal’s status. If the H visa principal loses her status then the H-4 status will also be lost. Similarly, if the H visa principal is able to extend her status then the H-4 status may also be extended. Immigration laws do not allow an H-4 visa holder to work in the United States. Unless the principal beneficiary has an approved I-140 petition or her visa was approved under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act (AC21) which allows nonimmigrants in H-1B status to continue to extend their visa status while they wait to become lawful permanent resident of the United States. 

If you would like more information about the H-4 visa, the business immigration USA process, and about our business immigration lawyer services, please visit our article describing the H-4 visa process.

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Are you a foreign professional looking up ways to immigrate to the USA? Or maybe you are an employer looking for the best business visa option for your foreign employee? Does a customized employment-based immigration USA approach sound good to you? Then we recommend that your first step should be to schedule a consultation with a lawyer specializing in immigration law. Pandev Law’s immigration attorney will create a custom strategy that is suited for you and your particular goals. Our firm has years of experience and the knowledge needed to help you achieve your dreams!

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Adrian Pandev

As the principal attorney at Pandev Law, I have helped hundreds of foreign individuals and companies successfully navigate their journey to the United States. Previously, I served as Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, I represent foreign investors, founders, and high-net-worth-individuals in business, immigration, and wealth planning matters. I am an early proponent of blockchain technology and serve as strategic advisor to blockchain startups and cryptocurrency investors. Selected to the Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars list 2019-2021. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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