Hi Ron, I was impacted because of company restructuring yesterday and though my last work day was yesterday, my termination date is 2 weeks from now. I'm in my 8th year of H1B with approved I140 and current 797 valid until 11/2019. Looking for urgent help to understand the best path to ensure I can go back to H1B with a new employer as soon as I find it without invalidating my status. (1) I believe I can file form I539 to change from H1B to H4 using my spouse's H1B (she is in 8th year H1B with approved I140 from her employer) before my termination date to ensure I do not have invalid status in the US. Could you confirm if this would suffice until I find a new employer to transfer my H1B and that my H1B can be transferred even if my H4 gets approved before I find a new employer who can transfer? (2) I'm a little confused if I should apply for H4 EAD as well considering I can get back to H1B when I find a new sponsoring employer without applying for an EAD. Could you confirm if H4 EAD is required in my scenario to maintain my status or if that is a safer bet to guarantee work authorization in case H1B transfer has a chance of getting rejected for longer gap? (3) If hypothetically, I get my H4 EAD if answer to (2) is yes, then does that invalidate my ability to get H1B transferred to a new employer or voids my H1B needing me to go through the capped lottery system all over again? Sincere thanks for your advice and help as always.