If the visa holder has an approved I-140 immigrant petition, but is unable to initiate the final step of the green card process due to their priority date H-1B visa holders can bring immediate family members (spouse and children under 21) to the United States under the H-4 visa category as dependents .Sep 07, 2015 · HI, my H1b extension (129) and H4 extension (I539) applications together filed on Feb 02 , 2016 , h1b has been approved on 06/15 , but the h4 extension has not been approved till now . when i check the online status it shows that “On May 26, 2016, we transferred your Form I-539, Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status, Receipt ... I became H4 on march 2010 and planning for India trip in Aug 2010. my wife h1 is valid till July 2012 but is not stamped in her h1b in her pass port. Is it safe for me to go for h4 stamping to india even though my wife does not have h1 stamped in her passport. I do have I-797 of my wife h1 and my h4 approval notice.