Thursday, March 24, 2016

Alert from USCIS for H4: USCIS Issues Reminder to H-4 Applicants Traveling Abroad

USCIS would like to remind individuals applying for a change of status to H-4 that if you travel abroad before they approve your Form I-539, Change of Status (COS) application, USCIS will consider your application to be abandoned. This means they will deny your COS application.

If you filed your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and travel abroad before your COS is approved, it will be considered abandoned, along with your I-539 application.

This will result in a denial of your Form I-765 even if you are re-admitted as an H-4 nonimmigrant. If re-admitted as an H-4 nonimmigrant, you would need to file a new Form I-765, with fee, in order to apply for employment authorization.

For those who want to file for their H4 or H4 EAD, please call us at 510 742 5887