Des Moines, IA asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: Can i move back to h4 ead from h1 just with change of status?

While on an H1 visa i applied for a H4 EAD in Feb 2019 since i was unsure if my H1 will get extended as we were hearing about a lot of rejections. after my H4 EAD card came in, my H1 also got extended and i have continued on my H1. Now i want to move to H4 EAD again. Will my old H4 EAD still be valid? the validity on that is till 2021 sep.

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Drew Elesh
Drew Elesh
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  • Chicago, IL

A: Yes you can do a change of status to H-4.

You do need to be aware of any presidential proclamations in June or July which may terminate EAD authorization for H-4. That is a possibility according to the recent news and the White House.

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