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H1B Visa - Frequently Asked Questions


What are the documents required to apply for H-1B status when already in the U.S.?

The documents required to process an H-1B petition while in the U.S. are:

  • Copy of the biographic and visa pages of current passport
  • Present U.S. address
  • Foreign address (may be address of parents or closest relative)
  • Day and evening phone numbers and/or e-mail address
  • Copy of Form I-94 card
  • Copy of all prior H-1B approval notices (if currently on F-1 status, copy of Form I-20)
  • Dates of any prior stays in the U.S. in H-1B status
  • Current resume listing employment history
  • Copy of your university or college degree, and if available, copy of university or college transcripts
  • If you have ever obtained a credentials evaluation, a copy of the credentials evaluation
  • Title with the sponsoring U.S. Company
  • Very detailed description of job duties with the sponsoring U.S. Company
  • If occupation requires licensure, copy of current license or temporary license
  • Copy of most recent W2
  • Copy of most recent pay slip with current employer
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