H-4 Visa

Does H-4 Require a Prior USCIS Approval for Visa Stamping?

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My dependents visa stamp on passport expires on Sept 1st 2017 and have valid I-94 till Sept 1st 2017 and this was with the previous employer A I worked for. I moved to a different employer B a year back and haven't filed H4 for dependents with employer B as it was not necessary. Now if my dependents travel to India prior to Sept 1st 2017, do I still need to file for H4 extension or is it good if they attend the interview at consulate in India and get visa stamped on passport without H4 extension using my approved I-797 (till 2019) with employer B.

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Applying for H-4 Status while H-1 is Pending

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I got H1B approval from company 'A' till Oct 2015, filed H1B extension in May 2015. As there were no updates, changed extension regular case to premium and got RFE in 2016.Before responding to RFE got to know that company 'A' has some issues and no one was responding from company 'A'. So before 240 days completion of I-94 got visa transfer with company 'B' in a premium process. Now my H1b is in security check with company B. My Both H1b cases/receipts are still in pending status. I applied for H4 visa now within the USA and if any of my H1B cases get declined. Can I stay on my H4 visa receipt?

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Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), June 15, 2017

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 15 June 2017: 
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FAQ: Exemption from H-1 quota, Visa stamped, did not join employer || The best methods for spouse of a green card holder to enter the USA || Effect of revocation of PERM on an already approved H1 extension || Applying for H-4 status while H-1 is pending || How to reset H-1 six years || FAQ: Applying for H-1B visa when there was a status violation ||

Other: Filing Form N-600 || Correcting H-1B visa errors || H-1B visa stamping where client company was acquired || Traveling on advance parole or H-1B visa || Changing place of birth in immigration records || Supplement-J || understanding motions to reopen || Criminal conviction || Changing status to J-1 || Parents status expires while I-485 is pending || Can a green card holder enter the US on a non-immigrant visa? || The new regulations for I-140, etc.

Extending H-1/H-4EAD; working while extension pending

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I am on H1 Visa, my H1, wife's H4 and H4 EAD expires on 7/18/2017. I will be completing my 6 years by 7/18/2017. My I-140 is approved. I have a question<br>
1. Should I file for H4 EAD extension along with my H1 and H4 extension<br>
2. Can my spouse (H4-EAD) work while her extension in progress?

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1. Yes, you should. 

2. No. Once the current H-4 expires and EAD expires and you are waiting for the new EAD to arrive she has to stop working. More...

 

 

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Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), May 18,2017

Immigration Law

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 18 May 2017: 
FAQ: Is it legal to work for a foreign based company in the USA? || Changing employers after I-140 approval; impact on H-1, green card, H-4 EAD, etc. || Physicians (FMG) NIW, AC21 portability, teaching to clinical position || Impact of a misdemeanor under Trump EO || Extending H-1/H-4EAD; working while extension pending || Filing green card through multiple categories or employers and/or family simultaneously || Activities permitted under H-4 EAD.
Other: Losing H-4 status when using EAD under I-485 || Can a child enroll in school under G-4 visa? || Acquiring Canadian nationality || Changing H-1 visa after changing employers during 60 days grace period|| H-1B changing employers while transfer or extension is pending || Taking a 6-month break on H-1, H-1 quota || L-1 to F-1 change of status || Adoption under US laws || Getting paid on 1099 || H-1B amendment when company acquired, etc.

Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 20 April, 2017

Immigration Law

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Discussion Topics, Thursday, 20 April 2017: 
FAQ: Trump’s executive order - effect on H-1B visas, I-485 approved while outside the USA - travel on AP or GC, H-1B 60 days grace period explained, Joining an employer after green card approval, H-1B title "Programmers" and USCIS site visits, Getting unemployment payments on H-1B, Travel while H-4 EAD is pending.
Other: Traveling during extension pending and H-1B visa stamping with 2 months left, CSPA issues, H-1B amendment for working from home, Green card through CP issues I-864, etc. H-1B and I-140 revoked, Reentry permit, Changing employers and H-1B visa stamping, H-1B visa stamping issues, Entry-exit process, etc.

Recording of Free Community Conference Call (Every Other Thursday), 23 March 2017

Immigration Law

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FAQ: What if I never joined the employer who sponsored me for green card; What if I move back to home country while my green card process is still pending; Can I go back and join an employer who has my I-140 approval, but I left them; What if I move back to home country while my green card process is still pending; Filing two quota H-1 petitions simultaneously through different companies; Changing employers after 6 years of H-1 are over; H-4 EAD changing back to H-1; Do jobs have to be same or similar when I port my priority date; FAQ: Is it legal to do business in home country while working in USA on a visa; Consequences of I-140 revocation; Consequences of I-140 revocation.

Other: Extension of H-4 while I-485 is pending; Removing conditional status in a conditional green card through marriage I-751; H-1B issues; What to do/options if H-1 is denied; FAQ: Doing business in the USA on a B-1/B-2 visa.