H-4 Approval for Child of H-1B Visa Holder

Pandev Law’s immigration lawyer received an H-4 change of status approval for the child of an H-1B visa holder. U.S. immigration laws allow the spouse and child of an H-1B visa holder to stay in the U.S. as long as he/she applies and obtains a valid H-4 dependent visa. Our business immigration law team is very happy for our clients and wish their whole family well on this journey in the United States.      

H-4 approval for child
H-4 Approval for Child of H-1B Visa Holder

What is an H-4 visa?

An H-4 visa is granted to the spouse or dependent children of an H-1B visa holder. The dependents seeking to accompany the H-1B visa holder must either submit Form I-539 with USCIS or apply for an H-4 visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The dependent’s H-4 status will be linked to the H-1B principal’s status. If the H-1B principal loses her status then the H-4 status will also be lost. Similarly, if the H-1B principal is able to extend her status then the H-4 status may also be extended. Immigration laws do not allow an H-4 visa holder to work in the United States. Unless the H-1B principal beneficiary has an approved I-140 petition or her H-1B was approved under sections 106(a) and (b) of the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-first Century Act (AC21) which allows nonimmigrants in H-1B status to continue to extend their H-1B status while they wait to become lawful permanent resident of the United States. 

If you would like more information about the H-4 visa, the business immigration USA process, and about our business immigration lawyer services, please visit our article describing the H-4 visa process.

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Would you like your own customized business immigration USA strategy from an experienced business immigration attorney? Are you a, employer seeking to sponsor a foreign national and looking for the most suitable business visa USA option? Are you interested in learning more about our employment-based immigration USA services? Are you searching for an H-4 immigration lawyer? As an experienced New York immigration law firm, Pandev Law has the knowledge and experience to guide you through your employment-based immigration case. 

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During your consultation, our business immigration lawyer will provide an honest assessment of your case, and a recommendation about your next steps. 

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Adrian Pandev

As the principal attorney at Pandev Law, I have helped hundreds of foreign individuals and companies successfully navigate their journey to the United States. Previously, I served as Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, I represent foreign investors, founders, and high-net-worth-individuals in business, immigration, and wealth planning matters. I am an early proponent of blockchain technology and serve as strategic advisor to blockchain startups and cryptocurrency investors. Selected to the Super Lawyers New York Rising Stars list 2019-2021. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.

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