H-4 Visa is designed to help the immediate family members (spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age) of the H visa holders (H-1A, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, or H-3) to enter and lawfully reside in the United States. These visas are usually issued at the local US consulate office abroad. However, if the person is already in US, he/she may obtain H-4 status by filing Form I-539 for change of status.
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