I am currently on H1b visa. However, I was on maternity leaves for last 4.5 months and do not have pay slips and I need to travel to India on urgent basis next week. My employer is suggesting me to move to H4 and when I come back to USA they would re-activate my H1b. I have 2 questions here:
1. Since I have to travel urgently, once h1 to h4 change of status is filed, can I travel out of USA before the change of status actually happens?
2. Or can I file for change of status from h1b to h4, after I reach India?