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H4 Visa - Reg

Old May 11th 2002, 4:16 pm
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Hello Experts,

Presently I am in US on H1 B visa. I have transfered my H1 to another company and got the approval and is currently valid. But the stamp of my previous company in my passport is expaired. Now I am planning to go to India and get married and come back on H4 visa.

Will there be any problem in issuing me H4 visa because I am already in US on H1.

I appriciate any replies.

Thanks & Regards,

Balaji
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Old May 12th 2002, 5:20 am
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On 11 May 2002 20:20:01 GMT, Balaji <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Hello Experts,
    >
    >Presently I am in US on H1 B visa. I have transfered my H1 to another company and
    >got the approval and is currently valid. But the stamp of my previous company in my
    >passport is expaired. Now I am planning to go to India and get married and come back
    >on H4 visa.
    >
    >Will there be any problem in issuing me H4 visa because I am already in US on H1.
    >
    >I appriciate any replies.
    >
    >Thanks & Regards,
    >
    >Balaji

There are a few issues, none of them major.

First, the H-4 visa falls into the same six-year limit as H-1Bs. That is, if you
already spent four years on H-1B, you would get only two on H-4.

Second, you must work for your employer until the day you depart, and when you
return, you must not work for that employer any more because you would be an H-4. It
might be a bit tricky convincing the consulate of that, although by no means
impossible.

Ingo

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult
with a professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at
http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html (Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For visa denial and suggestions what to do about them, see
http://travel.state.gov/visadenials.html

For DOL Online Labor Certification: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not
know all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.richw.org/dualcit/
(dual citizenship FAQ) http://www.ilw.com http://www.srs-usvisa.com
http://www.getusavisa.com http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/
http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B) http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee)
http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage and fiancee)
http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of
the Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them,
and typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site
listed here, please e-mail me).
 

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