H4 Visa stamping while H1 amendment is in progress

Hi Experts,

I am in US and have a valid H1-B visa & I797. My company filed H1-B Amendment due to change in client / project. its almost a year completed and amendment is still in progress. Can my family attend for H4 Visa stamping while my H1-B amendment is in progress? Please Suggest.

Hi @raju

Have you already started working at new client location?

Hello Anil,

Yes, I am working in new client location.


My suggestion is to upgrade H1B amendment to premium and get approval before going for H4 visa stamping.

Legally, you can apply H4 visa stamping using the current approved i797 but visa officer may ask for amendment approval as you have already started working for new client.

Its a risk.