I came to the US on a F1. My wife and daughter were also here on F4 visas for about 6 months after which they returned to India.
Now I have completed my Masters and have a job offer. My US employer has applied for my H1B visa.
Meanwhile I am working on my OPT period.
Once i get my h1b clearance, i plan to send the papers to india and ask my wife to apply for a h4 visa there.
Can my wife and kid apply for a H4 visa in India,
without my going to India for getting my H1B stamped. Or is it essential for me to go to India and first get my H1B visa stamped and only then apply for H4 status for my dependents?
Would appreciate any guidance/feedback.