USCIS Publishes Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) have published two web pages with guidance for H-4 dependent spouses on their web site. This information can be used to help those who are eligible and want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule.

You can view the information on:
• The Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Web page, and • The list of Frequently Asked Questions that we have compiled since we announced the H-4 rule in February.

USCIS Director León Rodríguez announced on Tuesday, February 24th, that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is extending eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants who are seeking employment-based lawful permanent resident (LPR), effective May 26, 2015.

For further details please review the links listed below.

To discuss your eligibility, contact an Immigration Attorney.

Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 5/20/15, News Alert:
USCIS Publishes Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

USCIS.gov, 5/26/15, Web Page:
Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

USCIS.gov, 5/21/15, Web Page:
FAQs: Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

federalregister.gov, 2/25/15, Final Rule:
Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

Related Links on MVP Law Group’s Immigration Blog:
DHS Extends Eligibility for Employment Authorization to Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Final Rule is now in Effect!