Brighter ย & Lighter side of being on H4


H4 wives who are not eligible to work often get depressed sitting at home far away from loved ones . It would be a tough decision for them  to leave their high paid jobs and join their husbands on dependent visa. Loneliness  and no work leads to frustration and depression.


There  are many options for ladies to stay busy n focused.  I tried my best to list out most of the options usually followed by ladies.Few of the options are :

  •  Do some Certification course which will give weight age to your resume.
  • Pursue Masters , there are many universities offering masters programs with scholarship .
  • Take up Online course of your choice like photography ,baking etc
  •  Look out for some voluntary programs like helping elders, voluntary service in temple, preparing food as prasad, help in cleaning the temple premises, take up administrative work at temple.
  •  Join the local community and be a volunteer in organizing cultural programs.
  •  Sign up with local Library and get some interesting stuff to read .
  • Register for free courses available at the library n other places of interest.
  • Volunteer in kids School programme .
  • Join the book reading club at the library .
  • Start up a  welcome group  in your community n organize WELCOME getogethers for new members in the group . This helps in more interaction between members n help the new members learn more about the place.
  • Build up a good friend circle of all H4 ladies, share your interests passions with each other .
  • Arrange potlucks once in a while with your friends n family.
  •  Arrange dances for kids duringspecial events organized by your society.
  • Arrange play dates with other children at one another home. This way kids have fun time at different places , moms have there gossip sessions .
  • If you donot know driving then enroll in driving class , so that you can become independent
  • Have fun shopping for home , for yourself .
  • Enjoy watching movies of your choice, movies you missed last time due to your hectic schedule. Family time with movies .
  •  Brush up your cookery skills, become a Masterchef in it by trying out various cuisines,preparing healthy n taste food for your family.
  • Join some music classes, yoga classes , gym .
  • Start Blogging . Identify your passions n interests and start blogging about it . 
  • Join Facebook community n Arrange for regular meetups.. Fun way to meet people around .
  • Organize your sweet home in your style.
  • Cooking for others , for getogethers n social gatherings
  • Enjoy your ‘me ‘ time, analyse yourself, your strengths etc.
  • Spend some Quality time with family, family outings, vacations etc.
  • Do some interesting Do It Yourself Arts n crafts


Hmmm.. I know these cannot compensate being 

‘ on H1 tag ‘

‘ independent’

‘ working status ‘ 

But till the time you get your H1 tag,  enjoy the brighter n lighter side of H 4 . Enjoy have fun Ladies 





And for all those H4 ladies who got EAD recently ALL THE BEST ๐Ÿ‘

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