H1B stamping in India for H4 visa holder


Help required Urgently. My wife is on H4 visa. One of the employer filled H1B for her in April 2014. She came to Us in June 2014. Her H1B petition is approved . We got call from employer to get H1B stamp from India.

My question is : Why she cant directly work from 1st Oct. 2014. Can we go for COS ( Change of status)? Is there any risk to apply change of status ( H4 to H1).

How much time does it take for the Change of Status.

Please help me with your answers.

Hi Pranav,

An H-1B stamp from India is not needed, that requirement is only for travel. Maybe the employer does not want to pay for change of status. She can go to work from Oct 1 2014 without any problems once the change is affected. There are no risks.

All the best

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University. www.chu.edu; sshankar@chu.edu

Hi ,
Thanks for reply. Can we ask employer to apply COS ( H4 toH1). What are fees and time required to complete procedure.