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My husband's getting a H1B visa, can I expect any type of work permit in USA?

Unfortunately, the only derived status the spouse of an H-1B can automatically acquire is an H-4, which allows one to live in the US but generally not to work. The exception to the last bit is that, ...
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Can someone who held H4 visa previously visit USA on B2 visitor visa

Yes, you can always apply for a B2 visa if your purpose is to visit the US. But there is no guarantee you will get it.
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How to bring spouse of green card holder into the US?

Since you guys married before you got your green card, she is eligible to immigrate as your derivative beneficiary, either at the same time as, or any time after, you become a permanent resident (as ...
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Can H1B share salary with his/her H4 dependent?

I would seriously question the statement of the bank associate. The visa status and source of income are irrelevant to her application. In order to build credit history however I would recommend you ...
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Do I have to wait for ITIN to file California taxes for H4 spouse?

To the best of my knowledge the holder of a H1-B visa must possess a SSN and you make your first tax return a joint federal filing with the H4 dependent spouse's ITIN application on the front. Every ...
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Declaring the change of address under two different statuses

If you did the form online and have written confirmation/proof of having done it, I believe you're all set. To explain how it relates to both your current and upcoming status, the USCIS change of ...
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Stamp date in passport is identical to passport expiry date

Your question is not clear about the order that these things happened. She gets an I-94 at entry, and she gets an I-94 when an Extension of Status or Change of Status is approved. What matters is the ...
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Jobs that start on H4 EAD and can sponsor an H1B visa in the long term

What are the jobs that I can go for on H4 EAD that'll get H1B sponsorship in the long term? Any job that qualifies for H1b sponsorship. Whether the employer is interested in sponsoring your H1b is up ...
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Changing from H-4 to F-1 visa. Will my EAD filing remain valid?

An H-4 EAD would only be valid while you are in H-4 status. So even if you get the EAD, you could only use it to work if you were in H-4 status (e.g. if you entered the US on an H-4 visa).
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Can I take small party decoration orders on H4 VISA

Individuals with an H-4 visa may work, but only after applying for, and being issued an Employment Authorization Document (EAD/Form I-766). USCIS Employment Authorization for Certain H-4 Dependent ...
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Declaring the change of address under two different statuses

You do not need to file a separate change of address "under your visa status." You should have only one file at USCIS, which is identified by your A number. There is in any event no other office ...
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Can people on H4 EAD do private tutoring?

If you have an EAD you can do work in any way you want -- e.g. you can work individually, for a company, for your own self-employed company, etc. It doesn't matter. Of course you will need to follow ...
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Can I apply for an H4 visa for my wife if my H1 is approved?

You do not need to wait for the H1B to be stamped in your passport before applying for your wife's H4. Apply now.
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Going from H1-B to H4 but still work

The H4 spouse can apply for EAD. This situation (both spouses working, only one eligible for future extensions while pursuing a green card application that would benefit both) is exactly the issue ...
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