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Visa Stamping Or Travel On H4 Ead.

Discussion in 'H4 employment authorization' started by anubhav lavania, Apr 8, 2015.

  1. anubhav lavania

    anubhav lavania New Member

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    Hello Ron / Forum members,

    My wife and kids are planning on travelling in next 2-3 months. and stamping is pending when she reaches India.
    My question is, does she need to go for stamping or can she travel on H4 EAD (without stamping) ?

    If answer is both what would be the preferred way to go.

    ThankYou.
     
  2. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    You need to understand that an EAD (of any kind) only grants work authorization. It does not grant travel authorization or status in the U.S. Applicants for adjustment of status may apply for a combined EAD and advance parole "combo card" that grants both employment and travel authorization in one card, but the two benefits are entirely separate.
     
  3. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    H4 EAD is valid only if the individual has a valid visa. If your family is travelling to India she needs visa to enter the US
     
  4. ARam

    ARam Guru

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    s_gan, if the individual has an EAD and Advanced Parole combined card, why would she need a visa?
     
  5. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    They wouldn't, but you have to keep in mind that those are entirely separate benefits that just happen to be on the same card.
     
  6. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    AP was not mentioned in the original post.
     
  7. anubhav lavania

    anubhav lavania New Member

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    Ron and dear members, thanks for your input.
     

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