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.
What are the fees for an H-1B visa extension?
In order to get your H-1B visa extension, your employer will be subject to the same fees that were involved with the original visa. These include: The ACWIA fee: $750 or $1,500 depending on whether your employer has more or less than 25 employees.
Are there exceptions to the 6 year H1B limit?
Furthermore, in order to return to the U.S. in H1B status, they have to go through the H1B Cap again by surviving the H1B lottery. Of course, rules have exceptions and the 6-year limit on H1Bs is no different. There are several strategies available to seek an H1B extension after 6 years. Let’s examine these strategies here.
What is the process for renewing an H-1B visa?
H1B Renewal Process: Extension requests are fairly similar to the original H-1B petition package (i.e. required filing fees, new H forms, new LCA, new employer letter, photocopy of the H-1B approval notice from the original petition, as well as the other supporting documents).
What happens if I get an H-1B visa extension?
In the same way, the EAD will be valid for as long as the H-1B visa is valid and any extensions will also be applied to the EAD. However, in order for your H-4 spouse or dependent to get an EAD, you (the H-1B holder) will need to file an I-140 and have it approved by the USCIS. What If I Get an H-1B Extension Denial?
Is there a limit to how long you can work with H1B status?
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 she does reapply, she will be subject to the cap.
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.
Do you have to file an I-140 for an H-1B visa?
In the same way, the EAD will be valid for as long as the H-1B visa is valid and any extensions will also be applied to the EAD. However, in order for your H-4 spouse or dependent to get an EAD, you (the H-1B holder) will need to file an I-140 and have it approved by the USCIS.