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Next Steps After H-1B Visa Approval

H-1B visa

It’s H-1B season, so this means that if you applied for an H-1B visa, you will be getting an approval or denial response from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) soon. If your H-1B visa is approved – your immigration efforts don’t stop there. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what are some of the next steps you should take after your H-1B visa gets approved.

After H-1B Visa Approval Notice Sent

Once you receive your approval notice (I-797) via mail, you can schedule the H-1B visa interview in the U.S. Embassy near your location if you applied while living outside the U.S. During the interview process, you will be asked various questions to verify the information in your H-1B application and to obtain physical copies of certain documents. You may be asked to provide the following documents:

  • A valid passport that won’t expire before the end of your visa

  • A printed copy of your DS-160 online application form

  • The H-1B interview appointment confirmation letter

  • Copy of both your approved I-129 petition and your I-797 notice of approval form

  • A passport size photo of you

Stay In Constant Communication with Your Employer

Once you receive approval from the USCIS and interview with a USCIS official, you should connect with your employer to ensure that they have a copy of your approval. You will be asked questions about the role, your experience, and your intentions during the interview, so it is important that you ask any questions you might have about your position and requirements to your employer before the interview.

If you have any questions about the interview process or the documents you need to present, you should contact your attorney. An attorney can ensure that you are prepared for the interview so that it won’t affect your employment opportunity.

Contact our Dallas immigration attorneys today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a consultation and to review your employment immigration case!