I was in US on L1-B when my H1B was filed in June 2012 with consular processing and my marital status was single then I come back to my Home country for my H1b stamping in July 2012 and get it done in August 2012. My H1b start date is 1st October 2012. I am planning to get marry(Court marriage) in Sept. 2012. My wife won't enter into US before Feb. 2013 as she is studying right now.
My My questions are:
1) Can I apply H4 for my wife before 1st October 2012(H1b status activated) based on Marriage certificate or I have to wait till my H1 status is activated (1st October 2012)?
2) How long does it take to get approval from USCIS for H4 case?
Any help is appreciated.