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Apply For US Work Visa 90 Days Before Employment Begins, Says US Embassy

Apply For US Work Visa 90 Days Before Employment Begins, Says US Embassy

In an advisory, the US Embassy in New Delhi told Indian applicants to apply for their work visa at least 3 months before joining the new office.

The Embassy’s notification is very crucial for the applicants who are planning to apply for an H-1B visa for a job in the United States (US).

United States (US) Embassy has asked visa aspirants to apply up to 90 days prior to their employment begins.

“Applying for your work #USvisa? You can apply date noted on your I-797 form,” the US Embassy tweeted.

As per the USCIS website, the I-797 form is a document issued by USCIS (the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) to “communicate with applicants/petitioners and convey an immigration benefit”. Indian US visa applicants

The popularity of H-1B work visas is highest among techies and other highly-skilled Indian professionals.

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An H-1B work visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that may require theoretical or technical expertise.

Every year, from around 85,000 H1-B visas issued by the US government, an estimated 70% go to Indians.

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