Recently, one of my very good friend’s family filed for EAD with USCIS, under the recently passed EAD for H4 Rule. They were kind enough to share their EAD filing experience. Thanks to Siva and his family for sharing their short and sweet experience. You can share your experience by emailing us at [email protected] or using this form
We qualify for EAD for H4 under the I-140 approved category. The applicant is on H-4 Visa and currently residing in USA. The application was filed using the below set of documents.
EAD for H4 Documents Checklist :
- EAD Application Fee check for $410 payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”. ( Check USCIS website for most recent fee)
- Completed form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
- Copy of my passport ( Front, Back and my VISA page )
- I-797A Approved form – H4 Approval Notice from USCIS
- I-797A My Spouse approved form (H1B Holder’s)
- I-797 My Spouse approved I 140
- Copy of I-94 of H4 holder
- Copy of I-94 of H1B Holder
- Copy of my husband’s passport ( H1B Holder’)
- Copy of my Marriage Certificate
- Copy of my ITIN number ( Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)
- 2 color passport photos ( 2×2 inches passport photos )
- Completed Form G1145 (optional document, if you want to get e-notification as SMS or email alert from USCIS).
Instructions for Filing I-765 EAD form for H-4 Visa Holders
- Download Form I-765 from USCIS site I-765 .
- All the instructions to fill form are available at USCIS site
The EAD application for H4 visa holders is pretty straight forward. The answer for question 16 needs a bit of reading. Here are the suggestions.
- Question 16 Eligibility Category: For H4 person who want to apply of EAD need to fill in like (C)(26)() . Do not worry about the blank parenthesis.
- Question 18 Receipt Number : Answer to question 18 is the latest approved H1B approval receipt number of the H1B holder.
- Also, The application fee check for $410 USD ( Check USCIS website for most recent fee)
- ITIN number copy is not required.
Covering Letter for H4 EAD Application Sample
We have included a covering letter just to make sure, it lists all the documents as a general good practice. You may download the Sample H4 EAD Covering Letter.
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