is it necessary to use ead after you enter on AP, while h1b visa stamping is pending
Hi guys, here is my case
came to us 8.2003 on f1, completed studies in 02.2006, opt from 02.2006 to 02.2007.
filed h1b petition 07.2006, h1b approved for company a,02.2007 changed to company b 06.2007 approved 01.2008.
company b filed for i140 i485, got EAD, AP and FP done in 2007-2008. i140 not yet approved
Gone to montreal in march 2008 for visa stamping, got 221g, waited for 60 days no positive reply from consulate.
Came back to US on AP, since i had job, could not lose. My questions
1) if i get my h1b visa approved and stamped, can i go back to h1b status without losing my EAD, i140 applications. i have about 4.5 years left on h1b. other reason for me wanting h1b is getting married in india.
2) can i file another i140 for the same i485 for back up.
3) I have entered US on AP, do i have use EAD or just work on h1b.
do share your experiences and opinions, I am also working with attorney on these issues, your input and guidance will help to plan for all events.