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Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP. Comparison between keeping H1 versus forfeiting H1 and using EAD/AP after 485 filing.

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Old 06-13-2009, 03:16 AM
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Default 9th year of h1B ending, I-485 still pending, pls advise

Hi grues,

i am on 9th year of H1-B which is ending on november 30,2009. I-140 was just approved last month in may, 2009. I-485 is still pending.

question is, am i eligible to get another H1-B extension or not. in case i am not eligible ; what should i do just for back up plan in case I-485 denies.

still working for original employer.

thanks in advance to all the grues.
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Old 06-13-2009, 03:33 AM
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Hi grues,

i am on 9th year of H1-B which is ending on november 30,2009. I-140 was just approved last month in may, 2009. I-485 is still pending.

question is, am i eligible to get another H1-B extension or not. in case i am not eligible ; what should i do just for back up plan in case I-485 denies.

still working for original employer.

thanks in advance to all the grues.
You can extend your H1B as many times till you have a pending I-485 application. And since you have a approved I-140 now, you are technically eligible for 3 yr extension of H1B. You are eligible for H1 extension so go ahead and do it.
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