Modern Tools

When can H1B extension be filed?

When can H1B extension be filed?

six months
Extension requests may be filed as early as six months before the current stay expires.

When to apply for an H1B visa extension?

You can apply for H1B visa extensions 6 months before expiration, so plan ahead and apply. Employers can submit an inquiry with USCIS, if their petition is pending for 210 days or more.

Do you need I-140 to extend H1B status?

Unlike the three-year extension, the one-year extension does not require an approved I-140 petition. With regard to filed petitions, the only requirement is that 365 days have elapsed since a labor certification application, or I-140 petition if a labor certification application was not required, was filed.

When to start planning for H1B cap filing?

Here are the top 5 reasons why you must start planning for your H1B Cap 2020 filing NOW! 1. Next H1B Bus Is 18 Months Away! Employers who miss filing H1B petitions in 2019 will not have a chance to file new H1Bs till April 2020, and will NOT be able to bring in new employees under the H1B program until October 1, 2020.

When to file H1B petitions for fiscal year 2022?

On March 9, 2021, USCIS will begin accepting registrations of H1B petitions subject to the Fiscal Year 2022 cap. Beneficiaries of successful FY 2022 H1B petitions will be eligible to start working in the U.S. on October 1, 2021.

When to apply for an extension of H-1B status?

The extension request can be submitted up to 6 months before the date upon which the H-1B status is due to expire (despite the fact that the I-129 instructions indicate a 4-month time frame for this).

Can a H1B visa be extended for 3 years?

H1B status can be extended for three years if the employee is the beneficiary of an approved I-140 petition, but their priority date is not yet current (an immigrant visa number is not available).

When to upgrade H1B application to Premium Processing?

You can keep working after 240 days of i94 expiry if your H1B has been filed as Amendment + Extension or as transfer. If your case is pending for approval with USCIS and your 240 days after i94 expiry are fast approaching, we strongly recommend to upgrade your application to ‘Premium Processing’ at 200 day mark.

How long does it take to register for H-1B?

We will open an initial registration period for a minimum of 14 calendar days each fiscal year. The H-1B selection process will then be run on properly submitted electronic registrations. Only those with selected registrations will be eligible to file H-1B cap-subject petitions.