1. Completed "Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker" (Form I-129):
This form is used to apply for the H1B visa, and it must be completed in its entirety with accurate information regarding the applicant's personal details, job title, wages/salary and other relevant information as required by USCIS.
2. Labor Condition Application (LCA) for H1B visa sponsorship:
An LCA is necessary to demonstrate that the employer meets labor condition requirements set forth by USCIS when sponsoring an immigrant worker under the H1B program. This document requires detailed information about any wages or benefits offered to the beneficiary in relation to their position.
3. Documentation proving the beneficiary's academic qualifications:
Applicants are often required to submit documentation verifying their level of education such as diplomas, transcripts, or certifications obtained from accredited institutions in order to qualify for certain positions covered under an H1B petition.
4. Signed job offer/employment contract indicating job title, work location, and salary details:
The signed job offer/employment contract should include the job title, work location, and salary details of the position being offered. This document should provide clear and detailed information about the duties and responsibilities of the job, as well as the salary, benefits, and other perks.
5. Supporting documents verifying employer status/ability to pay wages:
As proof of an employer's status and capability to pay wages, documents should include evidence of the company's legal registration in the pertinent location with a government-issued certificate. Moreover, any relevant professional licenses or other forms of certification could be provided for further assurance.
Additionally, financial records like bank statements, balance sheets and profit/loss ledgers may also be presented as supporting evidence that the organization has access to funds they can use to remunerate their employees adequately.
6. Evidence of the applicant’s ability to perform duties required in the position offered:
The employer must be able to provide evidence that the applicant is capable of performing their job duties in order for their H1B application to be approved. This may include providing copies of educational documents such as diplomas, transcripts, or certifications that demonstrate the applicant's ability to perform the required duties for the position.
7. Letter from petitioner outlining any additional information regarding qualification criteria not already specified on Form I-129:
To strengthen this claim of qualification criteria not already outlined on Form I-129, petitioners should submit a letter outlining additional information related to these qualifications. Financial records such as bank statements may also be included if necessary.
8. Copy of passport and valid visa when applicable:
For any international individual seeking to work in America on an H1B visa, a passport and a valid visa are two of the most essential items. The copy of a person's passport should include all pages - even empty ones as well as any existing visas or stamps given out by other countries. Additionally, their current and correctly dated valid visa must be up-to-date in order to meet the requirements set forth.
9. Copy of approved prior petitions – when applying for an extension:
When submitting an application for an H1B visa extension, it is essential to include the original approved petition copy. This document must be attached with all other essential documents as part of the process. The information on this crucial piece should incorporate details such as filing location and date.