A H4 visa is issued to dependent family members (spouse and children) of H1 visa holders who would like to accompany the H1B visa holder to the U.S. during their stay. This article outlines the complete process on how to apply for H4 dependent visas. In such a case, the principal applicant is always the H1B visa holder. Immediate family members like spouse and children under 21 years old may qualify for a H4 visa and may apply at a US Consulate in their home country.
If you are applying for your visa along with your spouse, who is applying for H1 simultaneously, then you can submit both applications together. An H4 visa allows visa holders to:
According to the H4 EAD ruling, dependents of H1B visa holders having a valid H4 visa may work in the US by applying for Employment Authorization. For more information, read about EAD for H4 Dependents.
Avoid errors in filling out the visa application and understanding the legalities related to the H4 visa. Here are some useful tips for the H4 visa applicants.
You have to show sufficient evidence that you are married to the principal applicant
Upon receiving your visa, please check for any errors in typing of:
The key to getting the H4 visa is doing the right thing at the right time and at the right place. Complete your H4 visa paperwork, understand the process, and be proactive during the application period.
To prepare for applying for your H4 visa, learn about the Documents Required for H4 Visa.
As the world’s leading destination for migrants, the US offers several ways to help families live together legally. Whether you are a student or a professional, you can take advantage of existing US visa processes to bring your spouse, children, parents and other relations to the US. With our vast experience Y-Axis can help you choose the right visa process and apply with confidence.
The US allows various visa holders the ability to bring their family to the US. Students, professionals, entrepreneurs and others all have the ability to call their dependents to the US under a variety of visa programs. Some of the most sought after dependent visa processes are listed below:
Other dependent visa processes:These are dependent visas for dependents of athletes, scientists, asylum seekers, refugees, witnesses, permanent residents, citizens and others who are legally living in the US and wish to live with their dependents to the US
It is important to create a comprehensive visa application with as much evidence and documentation as possible. Your Y-Axis consultant will assist you with each aspect of the application and help you get your documentation in perfect order. The documents you will need may include: