I am currently using GC-EAD (EB2 category, priority date is 09-NOV-2009, I-485 was filed and AOS is pending), I abandoned my H1b many years ago when i changed jobs and ported using AC-21 rules. I am currently thinking of getting married and my fiance is in India. Since I cannot bring my spouse using my EAD status. Can I file for H1b (for myself) under cap exempt? I understand I can retain my old priority date but do i have to restart the GC application process if the new H1B gets approved?

User's Location: Sacramento, Alabama, United States of America

Category: Employment-based Green Card