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Can an H1B Spouse Work?

How can the spouse of an H1B visa holder obtain an EAD or work permit?

H1B spouses are permitted to work under certain circumstances. If the H1B has a green card process under way, then the H4 spouse may be eligible for the H4 EAD or work permit. If not, volunteering in a typical volunteer position is permissible – like for a religious or charitable organization. H4s cannot volunteer for a position which is typically a paid position. The H4 visa holder may also permissibly study in the U.S.

If you have any further questions about the h1b visa or other immigration questions, please feel free to contact us and we can help you out.