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