H1B Extension Overview
A US H1B visa can only be extended if you presently have the similar visa categorization stamped in your passport as the visa category you are trying to revalidate. If you are looking for a visa which is in a dissimilar class to your on hand visa, you have to follow the procedure to get or transfer from your present status to the new visa status.
Note: All male non-immigrant visa applicants between the ages of 16 to 45, regardless of what nationality or where they submit an application have to complete and put forward a form DS-157 with their Non-immigrant Visa Application (DS-156). Applications submitted devoid of the required forms will be denied.
H1B Extension Letter Sample
August 24, 2011
United States Citizenship and Immigration Service
Houston Service Center
76 Lower St.
Houston, TX 69999
RE: H1B Visa Extension for Mr. John Doe
Dear Sir / Madam:
I am writing in favor of the H1B visa extension petition filed by AAA Company, Houston TX, on behalf of Mr. John Doe who is presently working with us as a Database Administrator.
He has been working with us on a permanent basis since May 2010. His annual salary is 58,000 USD. His H1B Visa is going to expire on August 31, 2011. He is a respected member of our staff.
Our company intends to retain the services of Mr. John Doe from September 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013, which fits inside the six-year limitation on total H1B employment.
In case of any query please contact me directly on the following numbers.