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Is Opt Considered As Ead

Discussion in 'H4 employment authorization' started by BayArea, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. BayArea

    BayArea New Member

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    Hi All,

    I got a question while filling my EAD application form- i765:
    Q11) Have you ever before applied for employment authorization from USCIS? Can you please tell me if the answer for this question should be 'Yes' or 'No' for my situation -
    I did my MS in a US university from 2008- 2010. Then I was working on OPT for 1 year. My previous employer filed for my H1B which got approved. After working for 3-4 months on H1B, I went back to India for 2 years. Then I came back to the US after getting married on H4 Visa. Now I am looking to start working on H4 EAD. So does OPT qualify to come under EAD or is it just OPT in which case the answer to my question will be 'No'. Please let me know and your responses are really appreciated.

    Thanks,
    ABC
     
  2. GreenChemie

    GreenChemie Member

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    Yes OPT is a type of EAD.
     
  3. Michelle Choe

    Michelle Choe Attorney at Law

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    When you apply for OPT, you receive an EAD card. Thus, the answer is "yes" for question 11.
     

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