Recently I have came to US on H1-B that is about to expire. The extension will be filed accordingly (same Employer, may be different client-depends upon the project). I’m planning to apply for my wife & son’s H4 visa once the extension is filed. based upon lot of streettalk, I’m really confused regarding this. my doubts are -
1.Can I (actually, my employer) file for H4 for my family & they & appear for stamping as soon as my extension is filed? or do we need to wait till the actual approval is recieved on my H1-B extension?
- What would be implications for my family’s H4 stamping as I would have not the Visa but only extension?
3.Will I need to get my visa stamped after extension as I heard, the dependent’s visa is for same duration as of H1-B & there may be rejection of H4 if I have no visa stamped after the extension?
Any insight on these doubts is really appriciated.
Many thanks in advance.