My husband was a student with F1 visa and I came to USA as his dependent on F2 visa... His OPT ended in April 2015 and he applied for H1 visa... Got an RFE in July 2015 and then his H1 got approved in Oct 2015..!!! Now our lawyer forgot to file my h4 during the process...!! I have been here with my husband at all the times..!! I am still currently staying in the USA itself..!! We have filed again for my H4 (I-539) in Nov 2015 with the required documents and a cover letter by our lawyer stating about the error made.. Now I have following concerns: How long does it takes for h4 result to come..? Can I stay in the United States if I have a reference number or anything of that sort which shows that we have applied for my H4..?? If yes will that be counted as legal or illegal stay..?? If No, what shall be done..?? Will this create any further problems when we apply for our green card..??