What is an H4 Visa?
For those who don’t know, here are some inputs on the H4 visa. This is an immigration option in the USA, that authorizes a person to reside in the country, along with their spouse or children as direct dependents.
Unfortunately, according to this visa, the identity of an individual resides with the partner. Your own qualifications and work experience are not even considered and you are strictly not authorised to work.
Sometimes, I grin at the irony – the USA is the most developed country in the world and often termed as the land of opportunities. Yet, a segment of people residing there, are still struggling for a basic right in life – a right to work and be financially independent!
Having said that, I will not get into the details of this visa. Enough data is already available regarding the same, on the internet. I am sure, America, as a developed country, has its own set of policies to follow, so as to keep immigration in check. I don’t question that.
Taking that decision to shift base to the US, without a job, on an H4 visa – was not an easy call. And heading straight into a sudden break from a hectic corporate work schedule made that role transition in life, even more difficult.
I travelled to the US on Nov 1, 2017 with an H4 visa. Back then, I was not quite a believer of long distance marriages (well, I still have my reservations there!) In fact, I was a flag-bearer of the ‘no-matter-what-couples-live-together’ policy, writes @santwonapatnaik
Read her story, link in bio
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