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Sample Cover Letter for H4 EAD

Updated: Jun 11


I have consistently used the following sample cover letter for my H4 EAD applications, and I have not encountered any rejections. Please feel free to make any necessary modifications.

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Sample Cover Letter for H4 EAD

[Your name]

[Your mailing address]

[City, State, and Zip Code]

[Email address]

[Phone number]


To: United States Citizenship and Immigration Service

Re: H4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Application

Applicant: [Insert your name]

Alien-Number: [If applicable]

Dear Sir/Madam,

I hope this letter finds you well. I am writing to formally request the processing of my H4 Employment Authorization Document (EAD) application. My name is [insert name], and I was granted an H4 Visa on [insert date] based on my spouse's, [insert spouse's name], valid H-1B Visa status, along with an approved I-140 Immigrant Petition.

Enclosed with this letter, you will find all the necessary supporting documents as outlined in the USCIS guidelines:

  • Application fees: Check in the amount of $520 payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security".

  • Completed and signed Form I-765.

  • Copies of my passport with visa pages.

  • Copies of my spouse's passport.

  • Copies of approved I-797 notices for both H4 and H1-B.

  • Copies of Form I-94.

  • Copy of marriage certificate (and translation if not in English).

  • Copy of my previous EAD (if any).

  • 2 color photographs.

  • Completed Form G-1145.

I kindly request that USCIS process my EAD application at your earliest convenience. If there are any additional documents required or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at [insert your address].

I appreciate your time and attention to this matter. Thank you for your consideration.


[Insert your name]

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