Frequently Asked Questions - Change of status
- Change of Visa From H-1B to F-2
- 60 Days Grace Period for H-1B
- Applying For H-1B Visa When There Was A Status Violation
- H-1B 60 days grace period explained
- H-4 EAD Status When Moved to Different Employer
- Travel while H-4 EAD is pending
- If H-1 transfer is denied, can I rejoin my old employer?
- H-4 EAD changing back to H-1
- Gap in Status
- Travel while H-1 COS is pending
- The Proposed I-140 EAD Rule - FAQ's
- H-1B Laid Off Issues
- Maternity leave on H-1, FMLA and status
- How to Enter The USA to Start A Business And Then Continue
You must be married to the F-1 holder in order to be eligible for F-2 status. Fiances do not qualify for derivative status.
1. The employer can revoke, but, USCIS says, after 180 days they will not revoke the H-4 EAD.
2. You will not need to change the H-4 EAD upon moving to any number of companies, as long as you maintain your H-1 status.
According, to USCIS, when you are working under AC21 you are not out of status, you are in fact working according to the law and hence you should be able to join back. More...
Question 1: Redo the PERM or just the I-140. If redoing the PERM again then what's new in this regulation?
Answer: After 180 days, you can extend H-1 even if 140 is withdrawn.
Question 2: It seems that there is no easy provision for EAD/AP for approved 140 applicants. So is there any point in waiting for this rule or Should I consider Visa stamping is only option for traveling outside US? Please suggest as I waited for a year or long thought they are going to give AP.
See clip from Attorney Rajiv S. Khanna's conference call video that addresses this question.
If you get laid off on H-1B there is no grace period. You get laid off today tomorrow you are out of status.
There are several issues that should be examined before you can make an informed decision.
1. B visa or ESTA does not allow you to “work:”