Work VISA

O-3 GC and EAD

Logitech Sigurd
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I just got an O-1 and my spouse an O-3.
My new employer will apply for a GC when I start.

Has anybody any experience with filing for a GC for your spouse (O-3) at the same time and getting an EAD for her while the application is pending?

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  • Amazon / ProductUlub72
    Regardless of your status they can add your spouse to your application. A person above correctly answer you about priority day. It will impact if she can get ead (not h4/o3 ead but green card ead which usually is faster than a GC)
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    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      Ah see. Thanks.

      What does “priority day” mean?
      And do you know if she needs to fulfill any special requirements other than being my wife?
      Or is it all riding on my GC application, similar to when an O-3 is practically just a formality?
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    • Amazon / ProductUlub72
      You should be legal married. She should be admissible in the us (means not a criminal etc). She just rides along your application. Let lawyers know as they have to still separately add her to paperwork . It’s not an automatic process that someone gets a gc just because the spouse does.
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    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      Sounds good. Since she already got the O-3 with no issues, i would hope that she can also ride on my GC application.

      I am surprised there isn’t more info on this. Seems like an easy way to get O-1 spouses to work.
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    • Amazon / ProductUlub72
      Not that many ppl are on O1/3. Not all employers are doing GC right away.

      The reason I know all it I have a friend on O3 and before had to learn a lot about visas when I did not get h1b straight away.
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  • Console Connect / OthergqDS15
    Google says no. EAD is not available for an O-3.

    https://www.avvo.com/legal-answers/applying-ead-on-o3-visa--3778545.html

    However, if you’re eligible to file your I-140 and I-486 concurrently, both of you can also apply for an EAD & Advanced Parole for everyone and expect to receive it 3-6 months later.
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    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      I saw that too. I am aware that an O-3 can’t get an EAD.
      That is why I am wondering if my wife can apply with me together for an GC and get an EAD this way.
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    • Console Connect / OthergqDS15
      Did you read the second part of my post?
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    • Logitech Sigurd
      OP
      Did you read my original post?
      I clearly stated that this is not about getting an EAD for my wife as O-3 but rather when she is filing for a GC.

      So honestly, you just confirmed what I already knew. I do know how to google.

      I am looking for people that have done this and hand experiences with this process.
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