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My husband has a h1b visa and travels worldwide for his job, if he applies for a green card will my status change so that I may also work? Also whilst his application is been processed can he travel without restriction as he does now.

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Hi,

H4 (dependent) status does not allow for employment. However, when your husband files I-485 application (also known as adjustment of status application) as the last step of the green card process through employer sponsorship, you should also be able to file your I-485. Filing I-485 allows for concurrent filing of employment authorization document (EAD) application. Thus, you will be able to work on EAD. Your husband can travel without any restrictions.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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