[The letter should be written by the petitioning employer for H extension.]
Vermont Service Center
ATTN: H-1B Cap
4 Lemnah Drive
St. Albans. VT 05479-0001
H-1B Extension under AC21
RE: I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Petition Extension of Status
Petitioner: ABC Company
Beneficiary [Your name]
Job Site: [location]
Job Title: [_________ Engineer]
Dear Sir or Madam:
Please accept this letter and corresponding documents in support of ABC Company I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Petition on behalf of [your name]. [Your Name] is currently employed at ABC Company as [job title] in valid H-1B status through [date]. Our company [has an approved Labor Certification / or approved I-140] for [your name] that was filed on [date], more than 365 days prior to the completion of his/her six-year limit. We request that his H-1B status be extended to [date, 1 year if no approved I-140, or 3 years] under the pertinent section of AC21 that allows foreign nationals to extend their H-1B visa status beyond the 6-year statutory limit.
THE PETITIONER BUSINESS
[A paragraph or two about the company and its financial information.]
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].
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
All engineering positions at [ABC company] require that the applicant possess at least a baccalaureate degree, thus we consider the position of [job title] 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 degree in Computer Science and Engineering from [name of university]. [Your name] is clearly qualified for the position of [job title]. 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).
- 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 ABC Company [Labor Certification or I-140 receipt or approval notice].
- 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 continue his employment with ABC Company as [job title].
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [number] or [email].
Very truly yours,_______________________
[Company Signatory Name]