I moved to different company after my H1B visa was approved, i had a choice to apply for H4 Visa extension but the attorney was charging additional fees. So i decided to file on my own. Now the question is can i apply online or do i have to go with paper work.
Thanks suresh, One last doubt If we file H4 along with H1B both the applications will go to same service centre?. If we file H4 separately will it go to different service centre. Can you please clarify on this.
I read your extensive detailed link on filing H4 extensions online. On August 6th 2020 I went ahead and applied with i539 form. I am eligible for online filing as my husband’s h1b was approved. Plus neither we have any other dependent applicants. I did receive the ref. Notice with file number that starts with MCT.
Since past 3 weeks I was unable to check my status online therefore I did put a service request on USCIS only enquiry section. I did ask them about my biometrics status. Suddenly I received an email to that service inquiry today saying that
" Dear MUGDHA NITIN SHAH,
Thank you for your inquiry dated September 28, 2020.
Regarding your immigration inquiry:
After reviewing your inquiry, we have determined that the case type you are inquiring about is not currently supported by the USCIS online filing system; therefore, please contact the USCIS Contact Center at 1-800-375-5283"
I was absolutly shocked to read the email as my i94 is already expired to September 30.
I did call USCIS and spoke to the agent twice.
They confirmed that it could be an error from the inquiry team because H4 can be filed online. They did not see any such change on my account and reassured that I may soon get biometrics request.
I am still unable to understand what should be my next step. I hope this reply is not a denial or something. Pls reply
Thank you for your reply. Yes you are right. I wanted to leave an answer here to many who could in same situation like mine.
I spoke to the USCIS information supervisor. She said the ref. No. Starting from MCT which is only provided when the application is filed online. The system is unable to recognize MCT ref nos therefore many are getting glitch emails. Since this service is newly opened for H4 1-539 filing they are still working on fixing the system.
Incase if any have experienced similar issue pls do not panic.
Also USCIS online account shows an error msg for online filing but it is just they are trying to fix.
I have received H1-B receipt number (It’s still pending with USCIS). I want to apply H4 extension for my wife and kid. Please help me by providing the below question answers. Appreciated your help in advance!!! Thank you.
Is this application based on extension or change of status already granted to your spouse, child, or parent? If yes, provide USCIS Receipt Number
Is this application based on separate petition or application to give spouse, child, or parent an extension or change of status ?
Yes my biometric is done on November 20. It took around 3 months. But I had to raise the service ticket for biometric appointment. If you do not receive an appointment notification in 90 days post your application you have to call the customer service to raise the service ticket. After service ticket I received appointment email within a week.
Hope that helps.
Sorry for the late reply. Just to be clear you cannot file H4 online with another dependent. File must be individual. Since you have mentioned here about your wife and kid. You have to file paper filing.
About the questions.
No. Because the status is not yet granted. In my case my spouse’s application was granted so I selected yes.
Question 2 must be B which is applied and pending with USCIS… next the question will be prompted to provide receipt number if application is pending. Then you must provide your receipt number.