1. Current valid passport:
A current valid passport is necessary for all H1B applicants and should include the full name, date of birth, nationality, country of birth, gender, passport number, and expiration date, as well as a recent photograph that meets U.S. passport photo guidelines. All details provided on the passport must match those provided in the visa application.
2. Copies of your approval notice for your I-797:
The I-797 form is a petition for an immigrant or nonimmigrant worker’s right to work in the United States and must be accompanied by copies of any approvals that have been obtained from USCIS. The original I-797, as well as all copies, should be submitted to the H1B dropbox.
3. A photo of yourself that meets the U.S. passport photo guidelines:
All applicants must submit their current passport photo along with the application for their H1B visa, which must meet US government standards for size, range of acceptable colors, and quality of printout or digital resolution. The photo should be 2x2 inches and must have a plain white background.
4. Confirmation letter for your H-1B dropbox appointment:
This document provides proof that the applicant has attended an appointment with their assigned consular officer or US Embassy. It will include the date and time of the appointment, as well as confirmation that the required documents were submitted to the Dropbox portal.
5. Confirmation page for your DS-160:
The DS-160 form is a web-based application for nonimmigrant visas, which requires detailed personal information from applicants such as an address, education history, employment history, passport details, etc. A copy of the completed form must be submitted along with other documents to the H1B dropbox.
6. Copy of your employment verification letter:
Employers must provide a copy of their Employment Verification Letter which must include the employer name, job title, salary, and duration of stay in the US for the applicant. This document is necessary to prove that the applicant has been offered a valid position from an eligible employer in the US and meets all requirements for H1B visa eligibility.
7. You may also need to submit evidence of approved I-129:
The I-129 form is used to petition for a nonimmigrant worker’s right to work in the United States. It must be accompanied by evidence of approval from USCIS, such as an approval notice or work authorization card. This document should also be submitted along with other documents when filing at the H1B dropbox.