H4 Dependent Visa

Information and Procedure to Apply for H4 Dependent Visa

Did you get an opportunity to relocate to the USA? Be it for study, work, or business? Are you worried if your spouse and kids can accompany you? Yes, they can. If you are given an H-1B visa, your spouse and/or kids (provided your kids be not up to 21 years) can accompany you. They only need to apply for an H4 dependent visa


There is no extra eligibility required for the application of H4 visa. It has the same lifespan with the corresponding H1B visa

Before May 26, 2015, US H4 holders were not permitted to work. The new policy has enabled H4 visa holders to work by simply submitting an application for job approval. People with an H4 visa can:

  • Obtain a driver's license.
  • Attend colleges or universities.
  • Operate bank account(s).
  • Obtain taxpayer ID

You can obtain the visa at US local consulate in your home country. If the applicant already moved to the US, this can be done by completing the I-539 form. Averages of 100,000 US H4 visas are issued every year.

Visa Processing Duration

The processing of the visa takes 7 working days from the time you submitted your application. Applications might be rejected if not properly filled.

Visa Fee

The US embassy has pegged the application for H4 Dependent Visa at $190 per applicant for now. This fee is subject to change at any time.


These tips are useful for intending applicants of USA H4 Dependent.

  • While completing the online application form or responding to questions during interviews, your last name should come first followed by your given name. If your maiden name differs from your husband's last name, update this in your passport before proceeding for the application of visa.
  • Crosscheck your passport to determine there was no spelling error or arrangement/order error.
  • Provide enough proofs that you are married to the principal H1B holder or applicant. Go along with your wedding albums; showing enough wedding pictures, you and your spouse's pictures, your family members pictures.
  • On obtaining your visa, check out for errors in your name, spouse's name, date of birth, validity period, type of visa issued, etc.

Some Selected FAQs

I have an H1 visa, can I obtain H4 Visa for my mum?

No, an H4 visa is limited to your spouse and kids less than 21 years of age.

Do I need to get F-1 Visa for my kid on an H4 visa before he can apply to colleges?

No, kids on H4 do not require any other non-immigrant visas before they can start schooling.

My daughter of 5 years, does she need to attend the interview?

Yes, everyone is mandated to appear in person for the interview.

My infant was given birth to in the US; however, I have obtained another passport for her. Do I need to apply for H4 for her?

Babies born in the US are citizens of US. Hence, there is no need to obtain US visa for her, rather get a US passport for her.

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