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Does 180 days rule apply for h4, currently on h4 extension Receipt notice

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Have applied for h4 extension before my i-94 is expired.

it had been 5 months, still waiting for Decision. 

 

Wondering, Does 180 days rule apply for h4 extension?

 

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8 hours ago, PaperClip$ said:

Similar 180 days rule that exist for h1. 

 

Or my question is how long h4 visa holder is allowed to stay on reciept notice?

Anyone in any status (doesn't matter H1b, H4, F1, B2, O1, L1, or whatever) with a timely-filed, non-frivolous Extension of Status or Change of Status application is able to stay in the US for as long as the application is pending, with no time limit.

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There is a 240 day rule by which a timely filed H1 or H4 extension lets you stay for 240 days or until approval whichever is less. Why not leave and return with a H4 visa?

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5 hours ago, pontevecchio said:

There is a 240 day rule by which a timely filed H1 or H4 extension lets you stay for 240 days or until approval whichever is less. Why not leave and return with a H4 visa?

No, anyone in any status can always stay until approval, even if it takes years. Someone on H1 can work during pending extension for 240 after I-94 expires.

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