New I-765 form allows H-4 spouses employment

Posted by: INSZoom | Date: May 22, 2015

ZOOM UPDATE: The new USCIS I-765 form for H-4 employment authorization is now available. Only three hours after USCIS publically released the new I-765 form,, Inc. updated the system to make it simple to upload the form directly.

The new Form I-765 has been in process for months and allows certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B professionals to apply for valid employment authorization starting on May 26, 2015. This will allow qualified H-4 dependent spouses to contribute to household income and foster greater economic stability.

It is estimated that eligible H-4 dependent spouses could be as high as 179,600 in the first year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years.

Prior to this rule, H-4 dependent spouses were not permitted to legally work or contribute to the US economy or workforce. Count on INSZoom for your immigration case management and always up-to-date forms.

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