Steps After Approval Of H1B Visa

This article will discuss the procedure an applicant will need to follow after his/her H1B visa to work in the United States has been approved by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The H1B visa is issued on a lottery basis to applicants, only 65,000 H1B visas are issued annually.

Receipt Of Approval

After petitioning for an H1B visa, if the petition is selected in the lottery, the petition receipt number and receipt notice from the USCIS will be forwarded by the employer to the applicant. The applicant will use the petition receipt number to check the status of his/her H1B application. If the application has been approved the employer will receive an approval notice from the USCIS, this approval notice will be forwarded to the employee so that he/she may be able to produce this at the visa office for stamping of the visa. If the H1B visa was applied for in the US with a change in status, the approval notice will have an I-94 attachment to indicate the validity of the change in status and the duration of the visa.

Stamping Of H1B Visa

Once the applicant has received the H1B approval notice from his/her employer or attorney, he/she may schedule a visa interview with the US embassy for stamping of the visa on his/her passport. The documents and formalities an applicant will need to furnish and complete for stamping of the visa have been listed below:

Documents And Formalities Required Before The Interview

  • Duly filled DS-160 Visa Application Form
  • Schedule H1B Visa Interview
  • Biometric information
  • Payment of Visa interview fee

H1b Visa Stamping Documents

  • Offer Letter from current employer
  • Copy of resume
  • Company project documents to describe the nature of business of the company
  • Previous H1B approval notice (If applicable)
  • I-797 A,B, or C

Education Proof

  • Official Transcripts (Undergraduate, graduate and other qualifications)
  • Diplomas or degree certificates
  • Original I-20 forms (Degrees from the US)
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) Employment Authorization Document (EAD) cards (If applicable)

Documents For Spouse And Children

  • Original HDFC Bank visa fee receipt (For US Consulate General, Mumbai)
  • Original Notice of Action Form I-797 of the principal applicant
  • Photocopy of principal applicant’s valid visa (if applying separately to dependents)
  • Original Marriage Certificate with wedding photo album
  • Original Birth Certificate of Child
  • Form I-129 of the principal applicant
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