USCIS can approve H-1B petitions for an initial period of up to three years. However, it’s important to note that H-1B status can be extended for an additional three years under specific circumstances. This extension allows continued employment of H-1B workers beyond the initial three-year period, ensuring that valuable talent can contribute to your organization for an extended duration.
Employment Authorization Beyond Six Years
In certain situations, USCIS may grant employment authorization beyond the standard six-year limit for H-1B workers. These circumstances are evaluated on a case-by-case basis and typically involve situations where the employee is in the process of obtaining lawful permanent resident status or when other exceptions apply.
Ultimately, the H-1B program offers U.S. employers the opportunity to bring in foreign professionals with specialized skills for temporary employment. Understanding the petition process, documentation requirements, and extension possibilities is vital for a successful H-1B employment experience. Contact Jeelani Law Firm today to begin your H-1B visa application!