My wife's H4 visa extension got a 221g blue form asking for fingerprints. But she has the old visa valid. Can she travel?
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She can enter the U.S. with the existing H-4 with the unexpired visa.
However, if your wife ever leaves the United States, she will be required to attend the U. S. consulate to request the H-4 and she will have to comply with the fingerprint order.
Why doesn't your wife just have her biometrics taken and receive her new visa? She will still need to renew her visa at some point in the future if she leaves the United States. The biometrics requirement will not simply disappear.
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Was your wife ever arrested? If yes, she was probably fingerprinted and which is coming up on the system. I do not recommend travel at this time as the same issue with pop up at the POE. I don't believe she will be allowed to enter if that happens. I'd say avoid the inconvenience. If there are any criminal issues, talk to an immigration attorney.
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