Should i process dependent visa for family along with my h1b?

My H1b visa is approved. I have 2 daughters (5 years and 2 years old). If I process dependent visa for my family, will it affect my chances during the consulate interview? Is it advisable to apply for them after my visa is stamped?

Hi bwilson,

Please share your experience if you are comfortable -

  1. Is it regular or premium processed?

  2. Have you received approved papers from your employer?

  3. If you have receved these papers, after how many days of “Post decision activity status showed in USCIS web site” it came?

  4. If you have not yet received approved papers, please let us know as soon as you receive them.


You should apply together. It shows a strong family commitment and is looked at positively. You are not crowding the system by all going together, it is making matters easier for the adjudicating officer.

Best wishes

Dr. Sandeep Shankar, Colorado Heights University, Denver, CO, USA.;