H-4 Visa Spouse & Children

Family members of the H-1B foreign worker are admitted to the United States in the H-4 category. Qualifying family members include only the spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old. H-4 dependents are admitted for the same period of time for which the H-1B foreign worker is admitted. H-4 dependents may alternatively be admitted in other nonimmigrant categories for which they qualify. H-4 dependents may undertake studies while remaining in the H-4 category, however, they may not engage in any form of employment.


Submitted by Heena Gandhi (not verified) on Mon, 09/20/2021 - 14:43 Permalink

I am currently having H4 visa (no EAD) in US. Being a clinical research professional, I contributed as a volunteer in Covid-19 vaccine trial in a hospital in US. The current situation has opened a new era of remote job opportunities in my field and as I have a vast experience, I want to explore if I can work with an Indian company (with no connections to US companies) remotely where I would be getting salary in Indian rupees. I also intend to pay taxes in India and show that as a foreign income here in US. Can I do that?

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