I'm currently working in the states on an H1B (i know this goes without saying if im talking abt H4 ). I will be going to india in the near future (Sept/Oct) to visit my fiance and we were thinking about getting married in the court. And maybe have the big wedding sometime next year....
In the meantime, however, I would like to be able to bring her to the states as soon as her H4 is done. Now, I'm not sure about the H4 process and would really appreciate some information from the fellow members on this forum with the following questions:
- Say if we get married in the court and i have a valid marriage certificate, is it ok to apply for H4 visa just based on that? I know people mention that you should take wedding pictures and invitation cards, etc..but what if i just do a court marriage? is that an issue?
- Also, is it an issue if my wife goes for the H4 visa interview while I'm in the US (I return from India after our marriage)?
I know this might not be a regular situation and i'm a little worried about it before moving forward. it would be great if some of you can shed some light on this and provide any other word of advice you might have.