H4 Visa stamping


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I am on H1B Visa and my wife is on H4 Visa. The H1 and the H4 extensions (I-797) are valid till 29-APR-2017. My employer applied for my H1B extension and it was approved for 3yrs from 30-APR-2017 to 29-APR-2020. I did not filed for my wife’s H4 extension with my H1B extension as she is planning to visit India next month between 1-APR-2017 to 12-APR-2017.

Can she use my latest H1B extension approval notice and get the H4 visa stamped in India till 29-APR-2020 even though her current I797 is still valid till 29-APR-2017 or she still need to apply for H4 (I-539) extension here in USA?

If she gets the H4 visa stamped based on latest H1B approval notice, can she travel back to USA on 12-APR-2017 and how her I94 at the port of entry will look like? Will it be valid till 29-APR-2020 or will it be only valid till 29-APR-2017?

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I am in similar situation my wife's H4 is until Aug 2017 and I got extension until Sept 2019. Can she travel to Canada for H4 stamping and get the visa stamped until Sep 2019? We have to file her H4 EAD renewal and get it approved before Aug 17 and we do not want to stuck in normal h4 extension processing which we don't think how much time it will take.

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On 3/19/2017 at 8:35 PM, LoanSurvivor said:

I am in similar situation my wife's H4 is until Aug 2017 and I got extension until Sept 2019. Can she travel to Canada for H4 stamping and get the visa stamped until Sep 2019? We have to file her H4 EAD renewal and get it approved before Aug 17 and we do not want to stuck in normal h4 extension processing which we don't think how much time it will take.

She can travel to Canada.

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