Originally Posted by vpadman
Lets say that I apply for 485 only(No EAD, No AP) this month
After 180 days, if needed, can I switch jobs using AC21 ? or would I first need to get an EAD before switching jobs?
Yes, you can switch jobs using AC21 after 180 days. You don't have to get EAD. But, you need to transfer your H1B to the new employer. If you change the job after 180 days and use AC21 then your H1B status doesn't change as long as you transfer your H1b to your new employer. If you use Ac21 after 180 days and work for the new employer using EAD, then you no longer in H1B status.
I hope you understand.