Hi Ron, I had asked this question in a different thread (TCN NIV Applications Canada) as a continuation of my previous thread. But, the AOS section is more relevant for this. So here goes once again! I am on F-1 OPT and I plan to move to H-4 by getting an H-4 stamped in Canada. My appointment date is Nov 16th 2015. Post that my plan is to apply for an H-4 EAD. However, now my husband's priority date (Nov 2010) is current to file for I-485/AOS (based on the new VB changes). I want the flexibility to travel abroad (already have travel plans for December 2015). Hence I want to still go ahead with H-4 stamping plan (if possible), instead of waiting a few months to receive EAD/AP. Depending on the number of applications that USCIS receives, god only knows when I will have the actual EAD/AP in hand, so I also want to apply for the H-4 EAD in the meanwhile, as I would get back to work ASAP. My questions for you: 1.) If I travel to Canada on F-1 with the intention of returning to the US on H-4, will my AOS I-485 application be deemed abandoned? 2.) Does it make sense to apply for H-4 EAD once on H-4? Thank you for all your help. I appreciate it.