IH-4 Visa Law and Legal Definition
IH-4 visa is an immigrant visa issued to a child who is coming to the United States from a Hague Convention country for adoption. An IH-4 visa is for a child who has not been fully adopted. Such a visa is also issued if the adoptive parent(s) have not personally seen the child before the completion of the adoption in the foreign country.
Most children entering the U.S. on an IH-4 immigrant visa must be re-adopted after they enter the U.S. Adoptive parents must consult their state laws to know the requirements. After the re-adoption process is completed, the parent can apply to the USCIS for the child’s certificate of Citizenship.