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Can my spouse having h4 visa work in US?

asked Oct 11, 2016 in H1B: H4 Visas,Stamping by Ritzi (300 points)

I'm currently holding a stamped US H1b visa.My spouse is also planning to travel with me with h4 visa.As per company policy,my spouse can't work in US.

Is there any possibility for him to work there in h4 visa.If yes,could you please tell the precondition and procedures?

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answered Oct 14, 2016 by Attorney Emandi (4,450 points)
The law specifically permits the spouse of an H – 1B visa beneficiary to apply for work authorization. However, in order for an H4 dependent spouse to be eligible for work authorization, the H –1B visa holder should have had the following:

The H – 1B visa holder has an approved I – 140 petition or the H – 1B visa holder has been able to extend work authorization pursuant to the AC 21 law and has the eligibility to stay in the country beyond six years.

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