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I was a fulltime MBA student with an F1 visa married to a H1B holder whose Green Card is under process. I started interning this summer on CPT and applied for COS to H4 and EAD concurrently. y CPT is valid till Dec 8th,2017. I got to know today my H4 and EAD have been approved(received notice in mail) and my EAD card has been mailed. My lawyer received my I797A today.Can I continue working till I get my EAD in the mail?
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You are working for the current employer while you are on CPT, correct? And you want to continue to work for them until you get the EAD wherein you will continue to work for them after you get the EAD?

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i will continue to work for them after getting the EAD.

Then that should not be a problem. There would be no gap in status or employment. So at this point, since the H-4 status has been approved and the EAD has been approved, start working for your current employer as if you already had the EAD in hand. It will get to you in a few days or a week or so, but technically you are in H-4 status now. If your employer freaks out about it, then just keep working as if you were on CPT until you get the EAD.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I am currently working under CPT I got my I797A Notice of Action for H4 approval and I797 Notice of Action for EAD approval by mail today. The notice also says my EAD was issued on Sep 20th, I am yet to receive it.

Ok. No problem. Please review my answer. Let me know if you need anything else, but please do not forget that positive rating. Thank you!

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