EAD in renewal but can I trade in stocks and options?

Vikas Shah

New Member

My H4EAD will be going out of status later this month and my renewal application is in process. From the current scenario, I understand that there are delays and the average time is 4 to 6 months. Meanwhile, I would like to be active in stock markets and if I can not, I would like to know if I can sell my stocks and options (bought before EAD goes out of status) to book profits or square off my positions? Or do I have to liquidate my portfolio and close my positions before my EAD goes out of status?