How long does labor certification take for H1B?
5 to 10 days
Current Department of Labor (DOL) processing time for the Labor Condition Application (LCA), a requirement for all H-1B petitions. Typically, the DOL will approve the LCA within 5 to 10 days. Whether the candidate and employer wish to start employment based on USCIS receipt of the H-1B petition or wait for approval.
How to secure a H1B extension beyond 6 years?
Continue the current course and file the H1B extension requesting a 1 year extension with a starting validity date of at least 365 days after the Labor Certification was filed. Once approved, Eduardo can come back to the U.S. and resume employment. The employer can immediately prepare and file the I-140.
When to file labor certification during sixth year of H1B?
If the I-140 is approved before the end of Mr. Kumar’s six years, he then would be eligible for a three-year extension of his H1B status based on the AC21 rule permitting three-year H1B extensions. At the time of this writing, Option 1 is realistic in many cases.
How long can you work with an H1B visa?
A person granted H1B status may work in that status for a maximum of six years. After working for a solid six years, the H1B holder must remain outside of the US for a full year before being able to apply for another H1B for a fresh six years.
When does the H1B cap apply to unused time?
Cap-exempt petitions to reclaim unused time are only valid within 6 years of being “counted against the cap,” which USCIS seems to interpret to mean within 6 years of last being in the US in H1b status.
When to apply for H1B extension for Perm?
If your PERM is pending for more than 365 days, you can apply for H1B 7th year extension for 1 year. If your PERM is pending even after the 7th year due to PERM audit, you can again apply for H1B extension in 8th year for 1 year. H1B Extension Based on PERM Approval.
Can you apply for H1B extension after 6 years?
H1B extension PERM after 6 year is allowed in 1 year batch if PERM is pending for 365+ days including PERM audit days. PERM has no premium processing. H1B Extension after 6 years with PERM Pending. If your PERM is pending for more than 365 days, you can apply for H1B 7th year extension for 1 year.
When does the 6 year H1B period end?
Your 6 year H1B quota will end on 1 Jan 2019 if you do not recapture vacation time. You can recapture 180 days after 1st Jan 2019 to extend your US H1B stay till 30 June, 2019 by filing an H1B extension from 1 Jan 2019 to 30 June 2019.
How long does it take to get a 7th year H1B visa?
You can file 7th year H1B extension if your PERM is pending for 365+ days including Audit. i140 processing time is 6-8 months in regular application. i140 premium processing gets approval in 15 days. I-140 application is filed by sponsoring employer and locks your Green card priority date.