H1B Lifeline in USA - Start to Green Card

1. Find H1B employer - outside USA

  1. List of H1B employers - 2017

2. File H1B - To be done by Employer in USA

  1. File LCA (Labor condition Application) at work location.

  2. File Prevailing Wage Determination at work location.

  3. File form I-129 application for non-immigrant worker with USCIS.

  4. Receive H1B approval - Form i797 notice of approval is received

3. File H1B visa with US embassy

  1. File H1B, H4 (for dependents - Spouse, kid < 21 yrs)

  2. Use H1B i797 approval to get visa stamps in your passport.

  3. Fill DS-160 form.

  4. Appear for visa interview appointment with US embassy.

3 A. Visa Interview at US embassy - Visa approved

  1. Visa approved but CEAC passport status = ‘Admin processing’.

  2. Travel to US with approved visa.

  3. i94 issued at Port of entry. USA Status = H1B

4. Start working in USA on H1B Visa

4A. Changing jobs on H1B in USA

5. File Green card Application - Only Employer can file

5A. PERM approved

  • File i140

5B. PERM pending

  • PERM in Audit

6. I140 Approved

7. H1B extension after 6 years quota complete

8. Green card priority date waiting

  1. Employment based Green Card Priority dates

  2. File i485 when GC priority date is current.

  3. Get EAD i485, EAD and Green Card.

9. Get GC, File Citizenship after 5 years

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