Stamping H4 Visa From Canada


peachbird

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Hello Everyone,

 

I am currently on h1 visa and want to get h4 visa. The current wait time to get change of status to H4 from or within US is huge. To avoid that I want to get my h4 visa stamped. This is not the first time I am planning to switch to H4 visa. Previously I have had changed my status within US itself from H1 to H4 and then back to H1.

 

1) How risky is it to get h4 stamped in Canada? Please note I have never had h4 stamped on passport before, but I have had change of status to H4 priorly. I have 2 H1's stamped on my passport though.

 

2) Also if you go on H4 does your H1B clock stop ticking?

 

Please help.

 

Thanks,

Peachbird

 

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Could you please answer following two questions:


1) How risky is it to get h4 stamped in Canada? Please note I have never had h4 stamped on passport before, but I have had change of status to H4 priorly. I have 2 H1's stamped on my passport though.


 


2) Also if you go on H4 does your H1B clock stop ticking?


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1. Assuming you have the visa for Canada, stamping of the H4 visa is purely a function of the credibility of your spouses H1 and company.

2. H4 time does not count towards H1 time. You are entitled to a total of 6 years in H1 status and you are still entitled to 5 years if you go to say H4 status after one year in H1 status and remain in H4 status for 6 years in total.

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