Filing Guidance for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Now Available

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a guidance for eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the “Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses” final rule. The information is also available on USCIS’ list of Frequently Asked Questions.

USCIS will only accept applications beginning May 26, 2015.

The H-4 guidance was issued one day after USCIS announced that it will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B extension petitions from May 26, 2015 until July 27, 2015.