In 2022, I entered the U.S. on H-4 status. I then changed status to H1B, which is valid through 2025. I was recently laid off. Can I leave and return on my H-4 visa, or is that visa stamp now invalid since I changed to H1B status? 


Typically, a change in status to H1B would have no impact on the validity of an H-4 visa “stamp.” As long as the visa has not expired, it typically can be used to request readmission in H-4 status (assuming the principal H1B worker remains in valid H1B status). (16.Mar.2023)

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