H1B visa extension from India


nitin_04

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Hi

 

I am currently in US on H1-B and my visa will expire in March 2015. 

 

Can you please help me with the following questions:-

 

1) Is it necessary for me to be in US when my firm files visa extension or can i be in India?

 

2) My wife is working in India , wants to come to US after taking leave from her current firm and then go back to India to start work. Which visa will she have to apply for B1/B2 or H4?

Is it better for her to travel on B1/B2 rather than H4 considering she might be filing an H1B petition in future and its tough to transition from H4 -> H1B?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

 

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Hi

 

I am currently in US on H1-B and my visa will expire in March 2015. 

 

Can you please help me with the following questions:-

 

1) Is it necessary for me to be in US when my firm files visa extension or can i be in India?

 

2) My wife is working in India , wants to come to US after taking leave from her current firm and then go back to India to start work. Which visa will she have to apply for B1/B2 or H4?

Is it better for her to travel on B1/B2 rather than H4 considering she might be filing an H1B petition in future and its tough to transition from H4 -> H1B?

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

1. You can be in US or abroad to file an extension.

2. H4 is the best option. Also, having a H4 will not affect her future H1B petition or transition from H4 to H1B.

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