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H1B Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required to apply for H-1B visa outside the U.S.?

The documents required for H1B visa application are:

  • Passport
  • Documents sent by your employer:
  • LCA - Labor Certification Approval
  • Appointment letter by your Employer
  • Tax Returns Papers of the company (if your employer sends them)
  • Copy of letter to the Department of Justice
  • Copy of letter to the Consular General of the Indian consulate
  • Copy of the official evaluation of your degrees (if your employer sends it)
  • Your certificates:
  • PG certificate (if applicable)
  • Appointment letter by your Employer
  • Appointment and Relieving certificates for all the companies where you claim employment or Service certificates from the company giving dates and duration of your service
  • Dates of any prior stays in the U.S. in H-1B status
  • Very short description of job duties with the sponsoring U.S. Company
  • If occupation requires licensure in the U.S., copy of current U.S. license or temporary license
  • A copy of your resume, any additional diploma or supporting certificates, just for good measure
  • Two Demand Drafts made in favor of the name specified - one for Processing Fee ($45)* and the other for Issuance Fee ($100)
  • Two/three passport size color photographs
  • If processing H-4 visas for dependent family members, copies of biographic and visa pages for all family members:
  • Copies of children's birth certificates
  • Copy of marriage certificate
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