I applied for an H-4 EAD a few months ago, and that case is still pending. I understand that I cannot start working until the EAD is approved. But, am I allowed to start applying for jobs now?


Immigration law does not really limit the ability of an H-4 dependent to apply for a job before the EAD is issued. So, submitting a job application typically would not be considered a violation of H-4 status, so long as the H-4 spouse does not start working until the EAD is issued. (07.Dec.2022)

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