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Old Mar 31st 2021, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Monkeyspanka View Post
Well just had a teams meeting to say I was successful. If the pubs were open I'd be going, going to settle for a few with the wife
Nice one! I assume this was your first try so that's pretty lucky.
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Old Mar 31st 2021, 6:37 pm
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Nice one! I assume this was your first try so that's pretty lucky.
Yea my first attempt. I just hope i can be there 1st October now. Can't wait
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Old Mar 31st 2021, 7:28 pm
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a few with the wife
Also you should be aware that has H4, your wife will not be able to work in US (but she can live here with you).
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Old Mar 31st 2021, 7:31 pm
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Also you should be aware that has H4, your wife will not be able to work in US (but she can live here with you).
I thought she could work whilst I had my h1b, she would have a H4 EAD visa?
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Old Mar 31st 2021, 7:45 pm
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I thought she could work whilst I had my h1b, she would have a H4 EAD visa?
No she cannot work if you have an H-1b.

..... but you had already been told this back in December: The company said H1B and that she wouldn't be able to work under that. Is their another type she could work under then?

As I understand it, at some point when you are applying for the Green Card and have been approved for the I-140 then she could apply for EAD. (and you not likely to be doing this for a few years)

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Old Mar 31st 2021, 8:08 pm
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I thought she could work whilst I had my h1b, she would have a H4 EAD visa?
Nope, the H4 EAD is only for a small subset of people stuck waiting for green cards, it wouldn't apply to you. Sadly it seems to confuse a lot of people!
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Old Mar 31st 2021, 9:28 pm
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Yea my first attempt. I just hope i can be there 1st October now. Can't wait
Do you have an advanced US degree (which gets you a second drawing) or did you get though in the first round with a US Bachelors equivalent degree?

The new process is so much easier, no need to pay all the fees to the lawyers to put together the case till you know if you are picked.

Have you checked the compensation offered is enough for an H1b? It’s called “prevailing wage”:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/for...revailing-wage

your description of the benefits is also not very confidence inspiring... do you know what kind of healthcare they are paying 100% for? The times I have seen 100% of the monthly premium paid the plan is often not great and covers very little, and when I have seen it only 1 plan option was given. Did they say which provider e.g. United or Aetna, or BCBS, Cigna etc and if it’s a HMO, POS etc ?

the plans I have set up I would generally pay 70% of the premium for most employees and 80% for execs and them cap the total the firm would pay at say $2k a month, some of the higher costs ones were up $5k a month for a family plan.


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Originally Posted by Monkeyspanka View Post
I thought she could work whilst I had my h1b, she would have a H4 EAD visa?
No, unfortunately not. I am here on a H4, been here 4 months and not able to work - my wife is a professor, so on a cap exempt H1b. We are already in the processes of applying for our green card (i140 petition approved). So, I will be applying for the H4 EAD as part of this. Even with that in mind it will still be some time before that comes through, so your wife should be prepared for that because there is no way around it. Personally, I'm enjoying the break from work - I'm doing some online courses and learning Spanish (hoping these will fill out the gap in my CV a bit as well), but I know not working isn't for everyone.
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No, unfortunately not. I am here on a H4, been here 4 months and not able to work - my wife is a professor, so on a cap exempt H1b. We are already in the processes of applying for our green card (i140 petition approved). So, I will be applying for the H4 EAD as part of this. Even with that in mind it will still be some time before that comes through, so your wife should be prepared for that because there is no way around it. Personally, I'm enjoying the break from work - I'm doing some online courses and learning Spanish (hoping these will fill out the gap in my CV a bit as well), but I know not working isn't for everyone.
Thanks for the information. I looked at various websites over the past 4 month and been getting conflicting information.

Can you get the H4 EAD as long as your wife has applied for i140? You dont have to wait until she gets her green card. I think I've read that somewhere and greencard process can take years. Sorry if i getting thinks muddled

I like youre online learning. Might be an idea for my wife.
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Can you get the H4 EAD as long as your wife has applied for i140?
Not applied for, but when approved - https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the...endent-spouses

HTH.
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Do you have an advanced US degree (which gets you a second drawing) or did you get though in the first round with a US Bachelors equivalent degree?

The new process is so much easier, no need to pay all the fees to the lawyers to put together the case till you know if you are picked.

Have you checked the compensation offered is enough for an H1b? It’s called “prevailing wage”:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/for...revailing-wage

your description of the benefits is also not very confidence inspiring... do you know what kind of healthcare they are paying 100% for? The times I have seen 100% of the monthly premium paid the plan is often not great and covers very little, and when I have seen it only 1 plan option was given. Did they say which provider e.g. United or Aetna, or BCBS, Cigna etc and if it’s a HMO, POS etc ?

the plans I have set up I would generally pay 70% of the premium for most employees and 80% for execs and them cap the total the firm would pay at say $2k a month, some of the higher costs ones were up $5k a month for a family plan.
​​​​I got through the first round with 18/19 years speciality experience and qualifications. Not degree level. I am a member of the institute of mechanical engineers which is internationally recognised.

Ive looked at the prevaling wage. Not 100% sure what to do. Not degree qualified, but a lot of specialised experience. So do i put 120 month required or put qualifications as college?
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I cant remember the name of the provider now. I have noted it down somewhere. But basically they have a primary plan with $5k deductibles, and a secondary plan which brings the primary deductibles down to $1k. In network coinsurance is 100%. So i have 2 cards to carry.
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Do you have an advanced US degree (which gets you a second drawing) or did you get though in the first round with a US Bachelors equivalent degree?

The new process is so much easier, no need to pay all the fees to the lawyers to put together the case till you know if you are picked.

Have you checked the compensation offered is enough for an H1b? It’s called “prevailing wage”:
https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/for...revailing-wage

your description of the benefits is also not very confidence inspiring... do you know what kind of healthcare they are paying 100% for? The times I have seen 100% of the monthly premium paid the plan is often not great and covers very little, and when I have seen it only 1 plan option was given. Did they say which provider e.g. United or Aetna, or BCBS, Cigna etc and if it’s a HMO, POS etc ?

the plans I have set up I would generally pay 70% of the premium for most employees and 80% for execs and them cap the total the firm would pay at say $2k a month, some of the higher costs ones were up $5k a month for a family plan.
In network cover, looking at the paperwork in front of me says 100% on everything. Transplants, cancer treatment, urgent care, in / out patients etc. Any on going aftercare / rehab $25 per session
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Not applied for, but when approved - https://www.uscis.gov/working-in-the...endent-spouses

HTH.

Thanks for that. Im going to have to push them to get my greencard asap then.
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Old Apr 1st 2021, 8:44 am
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Thanks for that. Im going to have to push them to get my greencard asap then.
It might be worth starting a new thread to ask about the process and timescales in the immi section of the forum - anybody with knowledge might miss it tacked on to the end of a discussion about relocation packages.

I have a very vague recollection that there was talk of scrapping the H4 EAD thing, so that's worth checking out as well, not sure what the latest on that is.

Best of luck.
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In network cover, looking at the paperwork in front of me says 100% on everything. Transplants, cancer treatment, urgent care, in / out patients etc. Any on going aftercare / rehab $25 per session
So not '100% on everything' then

Do you know anyone that current works at the company in the US? Local knowledge is always a good thing, especially about this sort of topic.

What you wrote above just doesn't sound realistic. Something like a transplant could set them back $250k.
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