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Hi,

I'm planning to appear for H4 stamping at India this month. My husband's H1 visa expired and he got H1 extension approved with valid I797.

Is it possible to get H4 stamping even though primary H1 visa stamp expired? In the VFS site following is mentioned for H4 visa;
Photocopy of the Principal Applicant’s valid visa (if applying separately).

Please suggest.

Thanks
Jyothi

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Jyothi,
It should be OK as long as you have a valid H4 you can get it stamped.  I would suggest that you take a copy of your husband's approved H1s, visa and a letter from his current employer stating that he is employed with the company.
Good Luck
Mark Ashley
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Business Immigration. My practice focuses on representing researchers, scholars, and other advanced degree professionals with filing NIW, EB-1,O-1, H-1, L-1 petitions. I am a founding partner in the immigration law firm Ashley & Krishnan,www.ashleykrishnan.com.

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JD from St. Mary's University, Texas.

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