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My H1b petition picked up but i already having H4 visa but i am in india, my spouse already in US. when can i travel to US

asked May 11, 2016 in H1B: H4 Visas,Stamping by batchuraja (172 points)
Hi Team,

I have H4 visa, now my H1B application picked up in lottery. currently i am in India my spouse already traveled to US, when can i travel to US, if i traveled now can I work there, with out H1B stamping if I go to USA, can I work in USA.



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answered May 12, 2016 by dan (24,544 points)
selected May 17, 2016 by batchuraja
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Option # 1: You will have to wait until the H1B is approved, get an H1B visa stamped and travel to the USA on an H1B Visa.

Option # 2:  Travel on an H4 Visa and ask the Employer to Change Status to H1B once the H1B is approved. You can only work after the status has been changed to H1B.

commented May 17, 2016 by batchuraja (172 points)
Thnaks Dan for this information, what is the process to change the status from H4 to H1B by my employer, supposed I travel now, after that my H1B approved what is the process need to follow by my employer. Do I need to go for stamping or I am eligible to work in US.



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