Work Permits for H4 Spouses Available May 26, 2015
- March 18, 2015
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As part of President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration Reform, H-4 spouses will be eligible for work authorization in the United States beginning on May 26, 2015.
Here is who will be eligible for work permits:
Spouses in H-4 Status, whose H1-B husband or wife has an approved I-140 Petition (visa petition for an employment based green card) but cannot file for a green card because of the waiting line for a visa. An immigration law known as “AC21” authorizes the extension of H1-B status indefinitely for H1-B workers who have an approved I-140 but cannot file for permanent residence due the limited number of visas available each year. President Obama’s executive action will now allow the spouses of such persons to obtain work authorization while the family waits for permanent residence status. The immigration reform of President Obama will provide significant relief to what is often many years of waiting for high level workers.
Therefore, if you are in H-4 status and your spouse has an approved I-140, you will be eligible for a work permit.
Call Hykel Law today to file your H-4 work authorization, or if need be your spouse’s I-140 petition (employment based green card).