While H4 & H4 EAD are applied, can one continue to work on H1? Considering it is taking upwards of 6 months for a status change, I don't want my spouse to sit at home for 6 months waiting for H4 & EAD. Do I have an option here? We have a tricky situation with upcoming travel abroad, with spouse's end client hesitant to provide a client letter, H1 visa stamping can get risky. So we are considering the H4 route.