You can file H4 EAD even though your H1B is only approved till Mar 2020. But, the H4 EAD validity will be given only until Mar 2020. So, it is better you file H1B extension, H4 extension and H4 EAD all together to get longer validity. You do not need Biometric if you are ONLY filing i765 and not H4 extension.
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Extension of H-1B Status. H-1B Checklists for New and Extension Petitions. H-1B Petition Fees. H-1B Travel and Visas. H-4: Family of the H-1B. An H-1B employee with a pending permanent residence application may be eligible for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
The extension/renewal of your H-4 based EAD could not have been approved without the extension/renewal of H-4 status being approved first. Wait for a week or two and you will in all likelihood receive your H-4 ext./renewal approval notice in the mail.
Sep 12, 2016 · The proposed regulation would also, however, provide for an automatic 180-day work authorization for most EAD extension applications that are timely filed. There are exceptions (for example, DACA applicants, some H-4 applicants, and others).Customers are advised not to assume that they are qualified for the automatic extension.
Once your employment authorization is approved, the expiration date on your EAD should be the same date as the expiration date on your most recent Form I-94 indicating your H-4 nonimmigrant status. You are only authorized to work through the expiration date on your EAD.
We filed for H1B-EOS, H4-EOS and H4-EAD together in March, The H1B-EOS has already been approved but H4-EOS is stuck since biometrics cannot be done because of the ASC closure. Her H4-EAD expires in June and we're wondering if this above mentioned policy-change for timely filed EOS petitions applies to H4-EOS and H4 work authorizations as well.