Urgent help !! Picked up in lottery but currently in India on H4


Need urgent help !! One of my friend is on H4 visa. She was in US and travelled to India on Feb.

Now her H1B petiton picked up in lottery. Her plan is to come back by June end.

Any issues she may face while travel back to US on H4 as h1b petition yet to arrive.

Any conflict expected while issuing i94 at Port of Entry ?

There shouldn’t be any issues. She can return on H4 irrespective of whether her H1 is still pending or has been approved.

Thanks a lot Saurabh…

Employer said that she may get petition approval without i94 but employer can provide new i94(which she will get in June at POE) while applying amendment as Job location will not be the same as mentioned in petition.

I was referring to below thread as well.http://redbus2us.com/qa/38480/is-it-safe-to-travel-india-on-h4-while-applied-for-h1-lottery?show=38484#a38484

Is it ok or she should return US asap instead June end ?

She will have to return on H4 in June and receive I94 for H4.

Later employer can file H1 amendment to new location along with COS from H4 to H1. Once approved she can work on H1.