I am writing regarding H4 VISA process for my spouse. I am in process of relocating on academic H1B VISA to Texas. I was recently informed by the university that my H1B VISA application has been approved by department of homeland security. Unfortunately, the university does not apply for spouses H4 visa and it needs to be taken care by me. Currently we do not hold any US active VISA and are applying from India.
I would like to know your advice for H4 VISA of my spouse.
To proceed with I would like to know:
- What documents are required from my university and myself for the H4 application. Please list the documents
- How much time it may take and does it involve petition filing with USCIS similar to that of H1B?
- Can this process be completed by myself without hiring attorney services?