H1B petition approved, can I travel to India and come back on H4


I am currently in US in H4 visa and have my H1b petition approved. Now I am planning to visit India for vacation.

Meanwhile my husband had changed companies while in US, so when in India we will have to go for H1b stamping as his company has changed.

My question is :

  1. Can I get H4 stamped again on my passport when I have a approved H1b visa petition?

  2. If I come back on H4 is there anything I need to do after reaching US with regard to my H1b petition



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  1. You can get stamped on H4 only if you didn’t apply for COS from H4 to H1.

  2. If you come back on H4 (assuming u didn’t apply for COS), you need to apply for a COS once you come back to US.

Hi Lakshmi,

Can u pls send me some info thru whom u got h1b… am on h4 and trying for h1b…
it wud be helpful if u share some details !!

I think you can..

Please check this link


Best Option is to contact USCIS. Even the lawyers may mislead you sometimes if they are not well informed.

Good Luck!

Hi Lakshmi,

Can you please let me know if you were able to get your H4 Visa stamped in India, even after you had H1B Visa Petition Approved. Request you to please share your experience. This would be really helpful.

Thanks & Regards