On May 24, Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan denied Save Jobs USA's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. This ruling means President Obama's controversial EAD for H-4 program can go into effect on May 26 as planned.read news, read ruling Under the program, legal guest-workers' spouses, who now are generally barred from working, will be allowed to apply for work permits, giving them the chance to win jobs. The Obama administration said allowing the spouses to work ... [More]
Note: If you are filing Form I-765 with another form type, such as Form I-539, please file both forms at the location specified by the other form. The below addresses should be used when Form I-765 is not being submitted with another form.
Eligibility Category 8 CFR
Lawful Permanent Resident
Separate employment authorization card not required. Use Form I-551 (Permanent Residence Card).
Frequently Asked Questions
Determining If You May Apply for Employment Authorization
As an H-4 nonimmigrant, would my employment authorization be limited to just my H-1B spouse’s time under AC21? For example, if my H-1B spouse’s petition is approved for the remaining time left in the 6-year period of admission plus the one year under AC21 §§ 106(a) and (b), and my H-4 status is granted the same period of time, how long will my employment authorization be valid... [More]
You are eligible if you are the H-4 dependent spouse of an H-1B nonimmigrant if your H-1B nonimmigrant spouse:
Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
Has been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the AC21. The AC21 permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking employment-based lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit.
How to Apply
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Beginning May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants can file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, as long as the H-1B nonimmigrant has already started the process of seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. Specifically, H-4 dependent spouses may apply for employment authorization if the H-1B nonimmigrant:
1. Is the principal beneficiary of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or
On 24 May, 2015, Judge Tanya Chutkan of the Federal District Court in the District of Columbia denied the plaintfiff's motion for preliminary injunction against H-4 EAD rule. The USCIS can comfortably implement the H-4 EAD program beginning from May 26, 2015.
Read Judge's Denial Opinion
Technology workers who say they lost their jobs to immigrant workers lost their bid to halt President Obama’s latest guest-worker program after a court ruled Sunday evening that they couldn&r... [More]
By Bill at May 14, 2015 18:22
We have published all labor certifications(PERM) approved by Department of Labor during the first six months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. The 2015 data is in extended format: the number of fields increases from 24 to 150. You can now view the details of immigration attorney, job opportunity, recruitment efforts and alien worker. From October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 42,189 labor certifications for green card jobs: ... [More]
We have published all labor applications filed by U.S. employers during the first six months of fiscal year 2015 through our legacy database system. From October 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015, Department of Labor made decisions on 382,259 labor condition applications for H-1B visa jobs: 6,427 were denied, 23,870 were withdrawn(view detailed report).
Year to Date
USCIS has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year 2016 on April 7. However, USCIS will continue to accept and process petitions that are otherwise exempt from the cap. Petitions for new H-1B employment are exempt from the annual cap if the beneficiaries will work at
Institutions of higher education
Non-profit entities related or affiliated to a higher education institution
Non-profit research organizations or governmental research organizations
Petitions filed ... [More]
USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year (FY) 2016 cap on April 1. All H-1B petitioners must follow all statutory and regulatory requirements as they prepare petitions, in order to avoid delays in processing and possible requests for evidence. USCIS has developed detailed information, including an optional checklist, Form M-735, Optional Checklist for Form I-129 H-1B Filings, on how to complete and submit an FY 2016 H-1B petition. Please read! Cases will be con... [More]