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You should be able to get the full 6 years in H-1B status and H-4 spouses cannot work as H-4 spouses unless the H-1B principal has an approved I-140 petition.

Thanks! Is it hard to get the I-140 petition? How long does it take?

It depends on the path taken but it can take up to a year or longer.

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