November to December H1B application process （h1b签证流程）
This period of time refers to the preparation of the year before the H1B application (h1b申请). For example, if you want to apply for the H1B lottery in 2018, you need to start preparations between November and December 2017. It is mainly necessary for the applicant to communicate with the employer and reach a consensus to confirm that the employer is willing to help apply for H1B. At this time, the applicant’s identity is still the OPT status of the legal work in the United States.
January to February H1B application process
After the applicant and the employer reached a consensus on the H1B visa application, what the applicant needs to do in January-February of the year is to be familiar with the H1B application process and start preparing the application documents.
March H1B application process
In March, applicants are required to complete all H1B visa materials and send them out as time requirements. A more reasonable schedule is:
First week of March
H1B visa applicants can apply for the LCA (Labor Condition Application), which is a labor condition application. It takes about 7 days to consider the approval of the LCA, and the LCA application can also be applied in mid-February. LCA is applied in the name of the company to show that the company’s job vacancies do not recruit US workers, and then apply for H1B for the job. Many company information needs to be filled in when applying for LCA, so it is recommended that the company fill it out. Note that when communicating with the company, the applicant and the company need to reach a consensus on the job title and wages. The title is preferably commensurate with the graduate department. The salary must also be in accordance with the local region’s legal requirements for the profession and the title. Prevailing wage standard.
Second week of March
H1B Visa Applicants begin to fill out the I-129 form (Petition for a Nonimmigration Worker). After downloading online, fill out: (1) Petition for a Nonimmigration Worker (1-8 pages) (2) Select H Classification Supplement Supplementary documents (13-18 pages) (3) Also have Data Collection and Filling Fee Exemption Supplement Part (19-21 pages)
Third week of March
Applicants who require an H1B visa are required to collate and confirm all application materials, including: a cover letter, a cheque, all application forms, other supplemental documents, and a copy of Duplicate Copy. If there is any omission or need to be replenished, it should be completed as soon as possible.
Fourth week of March – April 1
H1B visa applicants should finally confirm all the application materials that need to be submitted and send them in the last week of March. It is best to send them on April 1st, or within 5 working days afterwards, and send them early. Will be returned.
April 1st to mid April
H1B Visa The time of the lottery.
From mid-April to the end of June
Waiting for the H1B visa to draw a lottery result. The Immigration Department will not publish the results to all applicants once after the completion of the signing, but it will take at least two months to complete the completion. If you receive the official written or email notification from the Immigration Department, the H1B draw is successful. However, after being drawn, all the information will be reviewed through the official mystery case. After the approval, the H1B status will be officially obtained. If the file or file is not in compliance with the legal standards, the Immigration Center will issue a Notice of Replenishment (RFE), which requires the applicant to submit the supplementary file to the designated address as soon as possible. After the approval, the Immigration Department will send an I-797 notice, which has been approved on behalf of H1B. This is the necessary document for H1B in the future. If the applicant successfully draws H1B, the OPT status will be automatically extended to September 30th. H1B will take effect on October 1. If not selected, the applicant will immediately lose the legal residence status.