All the information I found on the internet regarding the H-1B visa leads me to believe that the spouse of an H-1B visa holder is automatically eligible for an H4 visa.
H-1B visa holders can bring their spouse and children under 21 years of age to the US under the H4 Visa category as dependents.
Your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years of age may seek admission in the H-4 nonimmigrant classification.
When applying for an H4 visa, is there any discrimination against (or disqualification of) spouses who very recently got married to an H-1B visa holder?
The reason why I'm interested is because there is a crucial benefit at my current job that I would have to trade off if I get married. The transition between jobs would be a perfect time to for me to (legally) get married, but if that hurt my spouse's chances at getting an H4 visa, we would have to rethink that.