I am in F-1 (OPT) and employed with a company. I am planning to bring my wife and 2 kids on F2 status. If they get rejected for F-2 status for some reasons (as I saw two cases in this forum), I am planning to bring them on H4 status, as my employer is ready to sponsor me.
My question is: How much time one needs to wait to apply for visa under different categories?
Does a rejection under F2 will impact the subsequent H4 status too?