H-1B Documentation List

Applying for an H-1B visa entails a long process and page after page of required forms and documents. Before you start your application, make sure that you have the documents listed below.

If you decide to retain Zhang & Associates for your H-1B case, we’ll need some additional information from you. Fill out the intake form here, and send it to your lawyer at our firm so that we have all the information we need to file a successful petition.

Basic Documentation

From the employer

  • Name, permanent address, and phone and fax numbers of company
  • Job title of the position, along with a detailed description of duties, salary offered, and minimum qualifications for the job
  • Name and title of company agent signing forms on employer’s behalf
  • Federal tax ID number
  • Company brochures
  • Company letterhead (several copies)

From the employee


  • Sponsorship of and job offer from a U.S. employer
  • Resume
  • Diploma
  • Transcripts
  • Passport
  • Professional license(s), if applicable
  • Proof of prior U.S. legal status, if applicable

Not Required but Preferable if Employee is in U.S.

  • Copy of the front and back of I-94, if applicable
  • Copy of I-20 authorizing practical training period
  • Copies of any prior H-1B approval notices
  • Copies of most recent paystubs from current H-1B employer, if applicable
  • Social Security number, if applicable
  • Copies of any prior J-1 approval notices

From the employee’s dependents

  • Full name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Passport
  • Copy of the front and back of I-94, if applicable
  • Proof of prior U.S. legal status, if applicable
  • Marriage certificate (for spouses)
  • Birth certificate (for children)

Our experienced immigration attorneys are here to guide professionals through the complicated H-1B application process, and minimize any and all confusion or challenges. We understand how important an H-1B visa is to you, whether as the employer or the prospective employee. Our seasoned staff and years-long track record of success make Zhang & Associates the natural choice to facilitate your H-1B petitions.

For more detailed information on the H-1B category, including minimum requirements and USCIS policies, refer to the following links:

General H-1B Topics

H-1B Articles


Updated 04/26/2017