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H1B Visa Discussion Forum : Change Status to H1B Visa : Change status from H4 to H1B
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Change status from H4 to H1B

Posted: 28 March 2011 - 08:25 AM
I'm currently in US on Loss of Pay (LOA) on H4 visa. My employer is ready to process H1B when I'm in US since we have operations in US as well. 1. Would it be possible to get converted to H1B when I'm in US on H4 visa? 2. Can I start working in US if my H1B petition gets approved with out traveling to India for stamping? Plese advice.
Posted: 28 March 2011 - 03:55 PM

You can convert from H4 to H1B visa status when you're in the USA

Lots of people get H1b visas issued when they are in the US and they start work for the employer without going to home Country for visa stamping. The best way to do it is to get your visa stamped when you get it.

It changes if you leave the US to go on holiday or visit friends abroad. Then to get back into the US you have to get your visa stamped in your Country (before they let you back into US)

Posted: 26 March 2014 - 11:15 PM
I am in US right now on H1B. my wife is in India and her company is progressing her H1 application for the window of April 2014. however because of some reasons she will have to go on LOP and visit US on H4 (she has H4). can she still get her H1B stamped in USA (if her applicatoion gets selected on lottery). if yes what is that we need to ask her company to do. is there specific request that the company need to put in with USCIS so that she can get the visa in USA itself without travelling back to india.

Please help with the process.
H1B Visa Discussion Forum : Change Status to H1B Visa : Change status from H4 to H1B

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