H4 to H1 Change of Status - Travel to India


I am working on H4 EAD valid till July 2021. My employer applied for H1-B with change of status and got the approval notice today. I am planning to go to India in June and return back in July. While I am in India I have to do a dropbox to get my H4 visa stamped in the passport. Will I be able to travel back in H4 and still maintain COS to H1B in October?

Yes, you will be able to travel back on H4 visa and your COS will kick in from October 1st. If you look closely, you would have got an i-94 attached to it, with a validity date starting from October 1st. Discuss with your attorney, who is tied to H1B as well and plan it out.