Premium Processing of your H-1B Petition
You may have your H-1B petition adjudicated within 15 calendar days by applying for H-1B premium processing.
For an additional fee of US $1,225, the USCIS guarantees a prompt decision on your H-1B petition. You will receive either an approval notice, a request for further evidence, a notice of intent to deny the petition, or a notice of investigation for fraud or misrepresentation within 15 calendar days from the date you applied for H-1B premium processing. If it fails to respond within 15 calendar days, it will refund the $1,225 fee and continue to process the petition under the expedited process.
Applying for the H-1B Visa at an American Consulate
To apply for the H-1B visa, you must furnish the original or copy of the Notice of Action, Form I-797A or B (the approval notice forwarded to your employer when the petition is approved). Your visa application must include the following documents:
A copy of your passport which is valid for at least six months beyond the period of stay in the U.S. and with at least one blank page
A color photograph showing full face without head covering against a light background. You may wear a headdress if required by a religious order of which you are a member
Your resume and education transcripts.
A copy of the H-1B petition submitted to the USCIS.
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Duration of Stay
Under current law, you can be in H-1B status for a maximum period of six years at a time. After that time you must remain outside the U.S. for one year before another H-1B petition can be approved. However, foreign nationals working on defense department projects may remain in H-1B status for ten years.
Note: You can be the beneficiary of an immigrant visa petition,
apply for adjustment of status, or take other steps toward lawful permanent resident status without affecting your H-1B status.
Spouses and Children
Spouses and/or unmarried children under the age of 21 who wish to accompany or join you in the U.S. for the duration of your stay can apply for H-4
Services offered by VisaPro
Our experienced immigration attorneys will prepare and file all the required documents for your H-1B visa application. Our services include:
Complete review of all your personal circumstances
Confirmation that the H-1B visa is appropriate for you
Identification of important legal issues that may affect your H-1B visa application
Checklist of documents that you need for your H-1B visa
Accurate preparation of your application
Submission of your application to the proper government agencies
Careful co-ordination of all correspondence with government agencies
Expert advise on how to handle yourself at your Consular or USCIS interview, and what to expect
Online access to your case status
Unlimited personal communication with your own VisaPro immigration attorney
Fast, easy and secure processing through your personal online VisaPro account