F1 to L2 change of status

My husband is going to apply for L1 from India. I am in the US on F1 OPT

  1. Can I apply for L2 change of status from the US. Does my husband have to be physically present in the US?

  2. Can I apply for EAD and L2 change of status at the same time?

  3. How long would it take for the L2 change of status and the EAD to come through?

You can apply for L-2 once the primary L-1 status has been confirmed. Physical presence test does not apply here.

No - L-2 status must be approved before an L-2 EAD is applied for or an unnecessary RFE is triggered

Current processing time is 45 to 63 days.