NRI Pulse Staff Report
Atlanta, GA, May 27: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) started accepting applications for employment authorization for certain H-4 visa holders, from Tuesday, May 26.
The USCIS estimates as many as 179,600 people might apply this year and 55,000 annually in subsequent years.
Indians receive the majority of H-1B visas, with most working in science, tech and engineering. According to the State Department 96,753 people received an H-4 in 2013, 76 percent of whom were from South Asia.
USCIS has published information to help eligible H-4 dependent spouses who want to apply for employment authorization under the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses final rule.
You can view the information on the Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses Web page or the list of Frequently Asked Questions that USCIS has compiled since it announced the H-4 rule in February 2015.