These days the craze to work in United States is increasing day by day among the people mainly among the teenagers. This can be generally seen in underdeveloped and developing countries. The main reason behind this is the lack of good jobs in their home country and much higher salary in abroad. So a variety of options have opened to issue temporary visa in United States. These are mainly B1 VISA, L1 visa, H3 visa, O1 visa, P3 visa, O2 visa, H2B visa and HIB visa. But H1B visa is specialized as occupation visa and is issued only for a span of 3 years. So H1B extension process is required for all those who want to work in US for more than three years.
This H1B visa is issued by US Embassy which allows one to work temporarily in US and is issued only for employers. As already stated that H1B visa is valid for a period of three years only, but H1B extension is granted by US for another span of three years. Thus the person having H1B is allowed to stay and work in US for six years (with H1b 3 Years Extension) under normal circumstances. But under special circumstances H1B extension can be granted beyond six years. According to the act passed by US government in the year 2000, the person holding H1B can request for H1B extension for extra one year after six years of work in US. But this request for H1B extension has to be done every year after the expiry date.
The H1B extension beyond six years is possible if:
Thus applicant (H1b extension after 6 years) satisfying all the above criteria's can apply for the H1B extension for extra one year.
The H1B extension for three more years after the first expiry is possible if:
Thus if all these conditions are satisfied, then only one can easily apply for H1B extension for three more years.
Important Documents Required for H1B extension:
If all the above documents regarding H1B extension are returned due to some error, then one can sent it to the authorities for correction at free of cost. For this one need to send his passport, letter to inform what information is to be corrected with supporting documents and a recent photo of the applicant.