H4 visa filing question


I am on H1B visa valid till August 2014. My daughter is on H4 visa valid till August 2014(who is my dependant) . Now my wife has got H1B visa this May and is in USA. My question is

  1. If I apply H4 visa for my daughter to be a dependant of my wife, can she stay in USA till her petition is approved or 240 days (which ever is earlier) ?

Thanks in advance

Yes, she is allowed to stay during adjudication process.

Best wishes

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University, Denver, CO 80223, USA. www.chu.edu; sshankar@chu.edu