Wednesday, December 5, 2012

H-1B Work Visa–Complete Process Trail


Below, I’ve summarized complete H-1B Work Visa Process Trail. Later on, I’ll pick each one of them and will walk you through every step in detail, to help you understand the process completely:

  1. Find an H-1B Sponsor and Pass their selection criteria
  2. Receive and Accept the Offer Letter from the Sponsor
  3. Send related documents to the Sponsor
  4. The Sponsor will file Labor Condition Application (LCA) with Department of Labor (DOL)
  5. Once LCA is certified, the Sponsor will file H-1B Petition I-129 with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and USCIS will send the I-797 Receipt Notice to the Sponsor.
  6. Once approved USCIS will send an Approval Notice I-797B
  7. The Sponsor will send the I-797 along with other documents to you
  8. Submit H-1B Visa Application DS-160 online on USCIS website.
  9. Submit DS-160, documents and Fee to American Express and get your interview scheduled in the U.S. Embassy or Consulate
  10. Appear for the Visa Interview at US Embassy/Consulate 
    1. Possible Interview Questions That May Be Asked By Visa Officer During H-1B Visa Interview @ US Consulate or Embassy
    2. On the Interview Day - US Embassy/Consulate’s Interview Process for H-1B Visa Applicants
    3. 221(g) Administrative Processing and the Actual Visa Stamping
    4. Check your Visa Application Status Online
    5. Check Current Visa Application Processing or Wait Time
    6. Delay in Visa Stamping – Send Inquiry to US Embassy or Consulate
  11. Once approved, you are eligible to fly to USA