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H4 Visa DropBox or Stamping?

asked Oct 6, 2016 in H1B: H4 Visas,Stamping by anonymous

Hi, I have H4 visa valid till Dec 2016, my husband's H1 is not stamped in the last 3 years. Now he got H1 extension valid till 2019, H4 extension is in process and I plan to travel to India in Nov 2016. Can I travel with H4 extension pending? Am I eligible for H4 DropBox facility or need to take Visa Stamping Interview at the Consulate? Thanks.

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answered Oct 6, 2016 by Attorney Emandi (4,450 points)
selected Oct 6, 2016 by dan
Best answer
If you travel when your H-4 extension is pending, the USCIS will treat the travel departing the US as abandonment of your H-4 visa application and deny the same. Then you must await the approval of your spouse's H-1b abroad and schedule the H-4 visa appointment at the US consulate abroad.

This link on my website will provide your the information on whether your can seek an interview waiver and instead use the Dropbox Facility.


Best regards,

Attorney Emandi


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