I am on L1 and my spouse is working on L2 EAD.
My H1 petition is approved last year (same employer) as ‘Consular Processing’. I also have an approved I140.
We are trying to convert from L to H visas (me L1 to H1, spouse L2 EAD to H4 EAD), and trying to figure out what is the best way to minimize the time period when my spouse is without the EAD. My queries are:
Can we apply for COS now, even though I selected ‘Consular Processing’ option? Or do we have to go out of USA for getting the H1/H4 visa stamped?
Can my spouse apply for H4 COS and H4 EAD concurrently? And if yes, is it reasonable to expect that both of them would be approved around the same time?
Thanks in advance,