[This letter is written and submitted by the Petitioning Employer to the USCIS for Change of Nonimmigrant Visa Status from non-work related such as to work-related status]

[Print on Company's Letterhead]


California Service Center
24000 Avila Road
2nd Floor, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677


Vermont Service Center
ATTN: H-1B Cap
4 Lemnah Drive
St. Albans. VT 05479-0001

H-1B Cap Case

[Must state cap or cap exempt, or U.S. Masters Cap case]

RE: I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Petition--Change of Status
Petitioner: ABC Company
Beneficiary [Your name]
Job Site: [location]
Job Title: [Software Engineer]

Dear Sir or Madam:

Please accept this letter and corresponding documents in support of ABC Company's I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker on behalf of [your name]. [Your Name] is currently in the United States in valid F-1 (OPT) status and we request that his status be changed to H-1B.


[A paragraph or two about the company and it's financial.]


We wish to employ [your name] as a [job title] in our [City, State] office. As a [job title], [your name] will be responsible for [list 5 or 6 key job responsibilities, including knowledge/skills utilized].


All engineering positions at [ABC company] require that the applicant possess at least a baccalaureate degree, thus we consider the position of a software engineer to be a speciality occupation, pursuant to 8 C.F.R. 214.2(h). In some instances, additional requirements such as an advanced degree and/or prior work experience are required due to the sophistication of a specific project or job duties.


[Your name] earned a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from [XYZ] University. [Your name] is clearly qualified for the position of Software Engineer. On the basis of [Your name] education and his extensive specialized knowledge, [ABC Company] is requesting favourable consideration of its H-1B petition filed on his behalf.

Enclosed, please also find the following forms and documents for your review:

  • A check made payable to the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $320.00 (I-129)
  • A check made payable to the Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $1,500 to cover the cost of the H-1B surcharge designated for the education and training program
  • A check made payable to the Department of Homeland Security in the amount $500 to cover the fraud prevention and detection fee
  • Form I-129 and I-129 Supplement H
  • H-1B Data Collection & Filing Fee Exemption Form (Form I-129DC)
  • Certified Labor Condition Application
  • Copy of Mr. [LAST NAME] educational documents
  • Copy of Mr. [LAST NAME] resume
  • Copy of Mr. [LAST NAME] I-94 card, visa, and biographical page of his passport
  • Copy of [ABC Company] financial information.

We respectfully request approval of our H-1B petition so that [your name] may begin his employment with ABC Company as a software engineer.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [number] or [email].

Very truly yours,


[Company Signatory Name]