U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that effective May 26, 2015, they will allow certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants to obtain EAD – Employment authorization. This announcement comes as part of President’s recent Executive action on immigration reform.

Eligible H-4 dependent spouses will be those, whose spouses are H-1B nonimmigrants and are the principal beneficiaries of an approved Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker; or have been granted H-1B status under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act of 2000. The Act permits H-1B nonimmigrants seeking lawful permanent residence to work and remain in the United States beyond the six-year limit on their H-1B status.

Eligible H-4 dependent spouses must file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, with supporting evidence and the required $380 fee in order to obtain employment authorization and receive a Form I-766, Employment Authorization Document (EAD).

USCIS will begin accepting applications on May 26, 2015. Once USCIS approves the Form I-765 and the H-4 dependent spouse receives an EAD, he or she may begin working in the United States.

 For USCIS announcement click below

http://www.uscis.gov/news/dhs-extends-eligibility-employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses-h-1b-nonimmigrants-seeking-employment-based-lawful-permanent-residence

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About Us Bhatia & Co, Inc, Certified Public Accountants is a diversified Full service financial and business services firm concentrating on providingservices to domestic and international organizations, with special focus on international transactions and tax planning. Our Team of highly skilled and diversified range of finance and business professionals provide services in areas of business and individual tax,audit & review, international tax planning, incorporation and corporatecompliance, accounting, outsourcing, business consulting, financial and retirement planning, immigration consulting and litigation support to adiverse range of clients.. We are located in the prestigious Techmart building in the heart of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara,CA for the last 13+ years and have offices in New Delhi for 30+ years. . Our current engagements include cross border tax planning and transactions, corporate structuring, and complex Tax audits and representation including recent oversees disclosure programs (OVDP/OVDI). Our organization is headed by Neeraj Bhatia, who is an accomplished accounting professional with 30+ years expertise in international and domestic tax planning and compliance for startups and multinational entities. Neeraj is a licensed CPA in California, New York and Colorado and a CA in India. He also has a LL.M. in International Taxation from the US, Costs and Works (Management) Accountancy, and a Bachelor (Honors) degree in Commerce from India. During his academic years he has received several awards and scholarships for being the top ranker nationally.

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