1. Determine if you are eligible for an H-4 visa:
To be eligible for an H-4 visa, you must be the spouse or child of an H-1B visa holder. You must also meet all other eligibility requirements for a U.S. visa.
2. Gather all required documents:
To apply for an H-4 visa, you will need to gather all the required documents and file them with USCIS. The documents you will need include your passport, I-94 form, visa application form (DS-160), photos, marriage certificate (if applicable), and proof of your relationship to the H-1B visa holder.
3. File your application with USCIS:
Once you have collected all of the required documents, you can file your application with USCIS. You can do this by submitting the documents online or by mailing them in.
4. Wait for approval from USCIS:
USCIS will review your application and will let you know if they need any additional information or documentation from you. Once they have everything they need, they will approve your application and send you a notification letter.
5. Receive your H-4 visa stamp from the US consulate or embassy:
Once your application has been approved, you will need to go to the US consulate or embassy in your country to get your H-4 visa stamp. This stamp will allow you to enter the United States and begin working here.
6. Enter the United States with your H-4 visa:
Once you have your visa stamp, you can travel to the United States and enter using your H-4 visa. Make sure to have a valid passport and I-94 form with you when you arrive.
7. Begin working in the United States:
Once you have entered the United States on an H-4 visa, you can begin working here immediately. You will need to find a job that offers sponsorship in order to continue working in the United States after your initial H-4 visa expires.