Career path for Indian CA in US

Apr 7, 2018 22 Comments

My fiancee will be moving to US after marriage on a H4 visa. She's completed Chartered Accountancy in India. What are the possible career paths for her in the US? She's also open to studying here.

Edit: My employer can't start I140 due to layoffs right now. So there's no option of H4 EAD for her to start working.

Appreciate any help. TIA.

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  • Microsoft maverickk
    @OP: I can't tell you how important getting a H4 EAD right now is...
    With the plans of the Trump administration planning to end this EAD, chances are that your wife will never have a shot at being able to work in the US. Ask your employer to start your GC process ASAP and have your i140 ready before she gets here. That'll enable her to get the EAD. If the H4 EAD rule gets revoked, I reckon the DHS will still allow current EAD holders to complete their term (like DACA). Good luck !
    Apr 7, 2018 5
    • Amazon Xoogler101
      What if another round of layoff started? Just saying..
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Microsoft maverickk
      Layoffs happen all the time in big companies. Employers have the "quite down" period only if the layoffs are massive (eg: msft 2014). Other times, your employer can still file PERM petitions.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • New znmd
    Also what about h4 ead?
    Apr 7, 2018 1
    • Oracle g8h@1mq
      OP
      My company is yet to start I140 process.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • Indian CA has a very good reputation in us financial world, if you have EAD and check is there is any additional course required for us. My friends are very well placed in Walls Street with CA from India.
    Apr 7, 2018 4
    • Oracle g8h@1mq
      OP
      Yes, I don't want end her career just because she is moving here. Work authorization here is a pain in the ass.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Amazon Lay
      Any idea when your company fan file your GC? You could time her doing the courses + premium processing for GC and have a rough timeline on it. But plan for failure in case things don't work out.
      Apr 8, 2018
  • Deutsche Bank Gongoo
    Change companies - as part of negotiations ensure that GC process is started as soon as you join . In 6-9 months PERM + I140(premium processing) should be done. Then you can apply for H4 EAD. You get the hike plus H4 EAD in a year totally
    Apr 7, 2018 2
    • SAP Limp
      Assuming H4 EAD still stays by then
      Apr 7, 2018
    • Deutsche Bank Gongoo
      Yes
      Apr 7, 2018
  • New znmd
    Employers wont hire FT or even file H1B if she doesn't have an existing EAD...she can try for staffing employers next year for h1b sponsorship and work C2C with clients.
    Apr 7, 2018 2
    • Oracle g8h@1mq
      OP
      Staffing employers are a pain the ass.
      Apr 7, 2018
    • New znmd
      True...else she can go for F1 expensive route.
      Apr 7, 2018
  • New znmd
    CA from india does not hold relevance in USA, she needs to give CPA equivalency exams...few of these exams might be waived off or might be easy to crack because of Indian CA.
    Apr 7, 2018 1
    • Oracle g8h@1mq
      OP
      Even if she does complete CPA, what about work visa for her to practice CPA?
      Apr 7, 2018
  • New znmd
    Either ways F1 or H4 or h1...she has to wait for a while....I would recommend to avoid F1 route though.
    Apr 7, 2018 0

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