H-4 Visa

Exploring Other Options During H-1 Transition

As my husband's H-1 expires, we are moving back to India around August/September. I am exploring options to quit my job (also on H1) in the last 2-3 months, but since this is a short period, I'm looking for the most convenient and economical transition. Can you please advise: - Convert to H4: What is the expense incurred and how much in advance would I have to apply for this? - I have a tourist visa that is valid till 2016- can I take advantage of this? - Is there a grace period after leaving a job here (giving up your H1) that I can take advantage of if I time it properly?

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Applying H-4 Visa for Spouse During H-1 Processing

My company is processing my H-1B application. Is there any information regarding dependents that will be accompanying H-1B applicant to US at the of filing petition ? What is the process to apply for dependent visa (H-4) for my spouse?

If you are outside USA, only H-1 is processed here. H-4 is done at the consulate when you go apply for H-1 

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Last Name Change for H-4 Visa

My passport is getting expired shortly and I need to renew it as my visa has the maiden name. I wish to change the last name in visa. What is the procedure to change the last name?

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SSN for Non-working Purposes

I am on H-1B visa and my wife just received her H-4B. She is not allowed to get SSN as this is only for people who allowed to work. I need to get her TIN (TAX Identification Number) but not sure where to start as I have been told she needs TIN for Driver licensing and open Bank account.

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H-4 Dependent Visa

Is it possible for an H-1B holder to apply for H-4 dependent visas for a fiancée and/or parents?

For an H-4 dependent visa, qualifying family members include only the spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old.

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H-4 to H-1 status

I was in H-1B status for three years, then changed to H-4 status. If I want to change back to H-1, will I need to wait to file under the new quota?

If your previous H-1B petition was counted against the cap, you should not be subject to the quota and should be able to file an H-1B petition at any time. However, if your prior H-1B employer was cap-exempt, you will be subject to the quota.

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Adjustment of Status from H-4 to H-1

I may be travelling US on H-1B next year with my spouse on H-4. Is there any possibility to find a job in US for my husband through H-1B sponsor by some consultants and how much risk is involved in this?

As long as there is quota remaining on the H-1B, the law permits change of status from H-4 to H-1. And, if the H-1 is denied, that does not affect the existing H-4. So, no legal risk that I can see.

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H-4 TO H-1B

I have H-1B visa and my husband has H-4 visa. If my husband is going to file H-1B from US, will it be a COS. If so, is there a timeline before he has to come to India to get his Visa stamped? I heard many H-4 to H-1B petitions are getting denied. Is that true?

It can be a COS. If a successful COS is obtained, there is no deadline on getting a 

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F-2 to H-4 Visa

I am on F-2 visa and it is valid up to 1 July 2012. My wife already filed H-1B in Apr 1st week.I am also planning to file my H-1B. So can I directly apply H-1B or fist apply H-4 and then after apply H-1B. How will it work?

If you are subject to H-1 quota, to get status within USA, you must maintain status till September 30. So, it appears you may have to apply for H-4 as well as H-1. Your lawyers can help you figure out the timing. Applying for H-4 now should not be an issue. But move quickly. You can file for H-4 online. Fairly easy.

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