H4 to F1 Stamping


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My wife is currently studying on an H4 visa. We plan to apply for the COS to F1 within a month or so i.e. by Feb 2010. Now, we are traveling to India in May and both of us need to stamp our visas (H1 for me & H4 for her). But she would already have applied for her COS to F1 by the time we go for the stamping in May.

How does this dynamic affect her visa stamping? I presume that if her COS gets approved before we go for the stamping, she will need to stamp an F1. If not, she will have to stamp an H4. What if her COS gets approved after she gets the H4 stamped but before she actually comes back to the US?

Thanks in advance. Appreciate any response.