6 Options for H-4 Visa Holders : Work to Education

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H4 Visa is depended Visa for H1B. Spouse and children of H1B visa holder will get H-4 visa to enter into USA.

H4 is non-immigrant visa and doesn’t provide work permit.  Several readers in this blog are  on H4 Visa and looking for various available for them to work and study.

I can think of 6 options for H4 Visa holders who have degree and/or work experience back in their home country, but unable to work while in US on H4 visa.

Working H4 Visa

There are several comments in this blog related to working on H4 visa and other options. Few are listed below.

I have completed MCA from India. Now i’m in US on H4 . i would like to do some work rather than sitting at home. suggest me how can i change my visa status? which is better in current situation : transfer my visa to H1 / Do some course & change to F1 ??

I am in the US on H4 visa. I know I am not allowed to work as per the visa, but I would still like to try.
I have a MBA (HR) and 5 years of professional experience. Can you suggest some ways to format my resume as per US standards and also what I should expect in my job search?

Could anyone please give me some tips on finding companies that are currently sponsoring in the US. I am in the Accounting profession and was educated in the US. I am on an H4 visa and looking to find a company that will sponsor me but I am finding this process extremely difficult. Any tips, or suggestions are greatly appreciated!

Options for H4 Visa Holders

I can see 6 options for spouse in H4 Visa in USA

  1. Find a full-time job and have employer sponsor H1B Visa
  2. Find a consultant and have them apply H1B Visa
  3. Find a full-time job that qualify in Cap-Exempt H1B
  4. Go to School in H4 Visa
  5. Go to School in F1 Visa
  6. Volunteer in your field in H4 Visa.

Probably the Best of all 6 options for H4 Visa holders is to go to school in H4 or F1 Visa, then get OPT and find a job.

Finding consultant to sponsor your H1 or finding a full-time job is not an easy task.

I would like to hear from H4 Visa holder about the above 6 options and which one do you think is the best and why.

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