Since Covid-19 started, I apply for change of status from F1 OPT (using STEM EAD) to H4 because my F1 EAD was expired. I waited from March, 2020 till now (December, 2020) but my H4 cos is still in pending status. I already gave fingerprint but was still waiting for final decision.
My question is should I start to apply H4 EAD now? Because looking at the USCIS Processing times, it looks like it will take me another 6-8 months to get my H4 EAD approved (given the case that my H4 cos will get approved).
Also, my husband company is moving forward to sponsor both of us for green card through employment (H1B employment-based sponsorship). Should I wait for his company to apply I-140 (with premium processing) and then apply for H4 EAD. Or should I apply H4 EAD now while H4 status is pending?