My H1B extension was approved, but my wife’s H-4 and H-4 EAD applications are still pending. If I file a new I-539 and I-765 for her, will she have to do biometrics again?


Generally speaking, a change of employer by the principal H1B spouse would not impact a pending H-4 or H-4 EAD, and would not necessarily require the filing of a new H-4 or EAD application. However, if a new application is filed, the USCIS may require biometrics again for the second H-4 application. (22.Apr.2021)

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