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Organizing Your H-1B Package

By Bill at March 17, 2016 00:50
Filed Under: Visa Knowledge

Clearly label all H-1B cap cases, preferably in red ink, on the top margin of Form I-129. Use the following codes:

  • Write “Regular Cap” on petitions subject to the 65,000 regular cap, not including Chile/Singapore cap cases.
  • Write “C/S Cap” on Chile/Singapore H-1B1 cases.
  • Write “U.S. Master’s” on petitions subject to the 20,000 exemption for beneficiaries with U.S. master’s degrees or higher.

A separate check is preferred for each filing fee (Form I-129, Premium Processing, Fraud Fee, ACWIA fee, and Public Law 114-113). Staple checks to the bottom right corner of the top document.

 

Preferred order of documents at time of submission:

1.      Form I-907 (if filing for Premium Processing Service)

2.      Form G-28 (if represented by an attorney or accredited representative)

3.      Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

4.      Addendums/Attachments

5.      H Classification Supplement to Form I-129 and/or Free Trade Supplement (for H-1B1 Chile-Singapore petitions)

6.      H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement

7.      All supporting documentation to establish eligibility. Provide a table of contents for supporting documentation and tab the items as listed in the table.

8.      Arrival-Departure Record (Form I-94) if the beneficiary is in the United States

9.      SEVIS Form I-20 if the beneficiary is a current or former F-1 student or F-2 dependent

10.   SEVIS Form DS-2019 if the beneficiary is a current or former J-1 or J-2

11.   Form I-566 if the beneficiary is a current A or G nonimmigrant

12.   Department of Labor certified LCA, Form ETA 9035

13.   Employer/attorney/representative letter(s)

14.   Other supporting documentation

15.   Copy of the petition, if necessary. Clearly mark it as “COPY” so that it is not mistaken for a duplicate filing.

 

How to mail multiple petitions together

If you will include multiple petitions in the same package, please place the individual petitions into separate envelopes within the package. Mark the individual petition envelopes with the following labels to identify the type of petition:

  • Master’s Premium
  • Master’s
  • Regular Premium
  • Regular
  • Chile/Singapore

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