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How can the spouse of an H1B visa holder obtain an EAD or work permit?

A spouse of an H1B visa holder comes in on the dependent H4 visa and is not allowed to work. Volunteering for a typical volunteer position, however, is permissible – like for a religious or charitable organization. H4s cannot volunteer for a position which is typically a paid position. The H4 visa holder may also permissibly study in the U.S. However, if you are on an H4 visa and want to work, you can look into applying for an H1B visa.