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Successful H4 stamping after overstay
Hello, I am posting my wife`s H4 stamping experience after accidental overstay on her previous H4 visa.

This was my joint H1/H4 extension, we had the H4 stamped after marriage in Chennai and my company missed out on filing the H4 along with my H1 extension. When we realized the mistake it was already 17days of overstay, my wife immediately left the country and applied for the stamping via Dropbox. She was issued 221g to come to the interview after 3 days of administrative processing.

She went to stamping that Monday (Passport arrived previous thursday) she was asked a few routine questions about where she is going, how long she has lived in the US and so on. Nothing on Overstay.

VO said Visa is issued and the DS160 status changed to Issued the next day. She received the passport with VISA in a few days.

She had routine questions at POE and nothing related to Overstay.

We are really fortunate the way things ended it was three tension filled weeks.

Our company attorney (pretty reputed) helped us with decisions, also in terms of documentation they provided a letter explaining the overstay.

From whatever I have gathered from forums, it might be best approach to leave the country and go to home country to get a new stamp if the overstay is less than 180days, again this is my opinion and not legal advise.
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