Kids 14 above and under - Dropbox vs interview for H4


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I am on H1B visa in USA and my H4 dependents include my wife and 2 kids who are 11 and 14 yrs of age and all Indian passport holders. My I-797 and dependents I-539 are approved and last visa stamped in India was valid till Oct 2019. We are planning to visit India and get stamping done in India during 2023 July/Aug. My question is regarding the drop box vs interview because as per the US Travel site I qualify for Drop box but there is a question which is related to my kids stating do you have a visa stamped after 14yrs of age which they don’t. My child who is 14 yrs had his last visa stamped when he was 10 yrs and my daughter is not 14 yrs yet, so shall I:

1.      Get dropbox for all of us or

2.      Shall I choose interview option for all or

3.      Shall we split the appointments in multiple like dropbox for me and my wife and interview/dropbox for my kids or

4.      We need to take separate appointments in dropbox/interviews for H1 and H4.

Your help in this matter is highly appreciated.


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