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Organizing Your H-1B Package

By Bill at March 27, 2014 00:38
Filed Under: Tips and Features

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

  • Regular Cap (use this code for petitions subject to the 65,000 regular cap, not including Chile/Singapore cap cases)
  • C/S Cap (use this code for Chile/Singapore H-1B1 cases)
  • U.S. Master’s (use this code for 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 111-230). 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. Individual petition envelopes should be marked with the following labels to identify the type of petition:

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