My Wife's H4 Visa Interview - Urgent Help

Hi,

I got my H1b approved in September 2011 from Hyderabad consulate.  As I am still serving notice period in the current company (I am yet to join my H1b sponsoring company) which will be ending this November, I am still in India and will be starting to US only on Dec 1st, 2011.  My wife's and baby's H4 visa interview is scheduled at Hyderabad consulate on 4th Nov, 2011.  My main concern with respect to their interview is about my current employment.  Would there be questions on why I am still in India even after my H1b has been approved?  If the answer to this question is yes, then what should be her response?  We are planning to tell the consulate officer saying that the current company has asked my husband to stay till the project's transition period which ends this November, hence the delay.  Is this response fine or should it be like he is waiting for our H4 visa and will be starting once it is approved?  As the interview is just 2 days away, any help on this would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks for help in advance.

Thanks & Regards.

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Hello Kapila, I think it's a

Hello Kapila,

I think it's a good idea to tell the the honest situation IF the question arises. It should not be an issue. Many couples wait after getting their H1/H4 visas and travel at a later date (specifically when the employer gives a starting date).

Then again, if you have further doubts, I'd advise you to talk to your company lawyer.

Just ask your wife to carry all the correct paperwork and be confident. I wish you all the best.

Read Rucha's recent H4 visa interview experience here.

Please come back and share your experience with us. Will help several other members in the same sitation.

Thank you,

Admin

 

Hello Admin, Thanks for your

Hello Admin,

Thanks for your quick response and valuable feedback.  Your email has definitely helped us in boosting our confidence.  I will post her experience once her interview is over, we will be going for the interview with fingers crossed. 

Thanks & Regards,

Kapilavair.

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