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Changes to H-4 Work Authorization Rule Could Be on the Horizon

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to advance its plan to rescind the H-4 employment authorization document (EAD) program before a March 18, 2019, deadline imposed by the U.S.

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Progress on H-4 employment authorization rescission rule expected before March 18

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is expected to take steps toward proposing a regulation to rescind the Obama-era regulation that allows H-4 spouses of certain H-1B employees to apply for employment authorization documents (EADs) no later than March 18.

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Proposal to Rescind H-4 EAD Program Could Come Soon

Proposal to Rescind H-4 EAD Program Could Come Soon

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Trump To Take Public Opinion On H-4 Visa Revocation Proposal

The Donald Trump administration has assured lawmakers and American companies that the people will get a chance to pose their view on a proposal to revoke work authorisation to H-4 visa workers.

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Rescission of H-4 EAD Will Drive Top Talent Away

The rescission of H-4 EAD could drive away international talent that bolsters America’s tech, prosperity, innovation, and economic competitiveness. 

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Will revoke work permits to H-4 visa holders within 3 months, Trump administration tells court

The Trump administration told a federal court that its decision to revoke work permits to H-4 visas holders, who are primarily spouses of H-1B foreign guest workers, is expected within the next three months.

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Are we going to lose the H4 EAD? - latest updates

Are we going to lose the H4 EAD? - latest updates

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H4 EAD: USCIS chief signals it's end of the road for H4 work permits; tighter rules on H1B payscales coming soon

Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Francis Cissna, in a three page letter dated April 4 to the US Senate Juiciary Committee, has confirmed it's the end of the road for H4 workers' employment authorisations in Donald Trump's administration.

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Converting Your H-4 Visa

H-4 visa holders may consider converting to other status options to access job opportunities in the U.S and avoid getting blocked from working in the jobs they have already secured. Since many H-4 visa holders are as educated and well-qualified as their spouses, many choose to convert to the H-1B visa.

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H-4 Work Authorization Unlikely to be Revoked Anytime Soon, Says Former Obama Administration Official Who Helped Implement Rule


H-4 visa holders, who have been on tenterhooks since the Trump administration announced last year that it intended to revoke their work authorization, can relax for now as the program will continue on for at least this year, according to a former Obama administration official who was pivotal to developing the EAD rule.

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