As an employer, what do I need to know about H1B Visa extensions and renewals?
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As an employer, what do I need to know about H1B Visa extensions and renewals?

The initial term for an H1B Visa is up to 3 years. After the initial 3-year term, an H1B visa may be extended or renewed for one additional 3-year term for a maximum stay of 6 years in H1B visa status. an extension of H1B visa status is obtained the same way as the initial H1B visa, by filing Form I-129 Petition for Alien Worker with USCIS.  We review the H-1B Visa extension and renewal process here. 

Automatic EAD Extension increased up to 540 Days
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Automatic EAD Extension increased up to 540 Days

On May 3, 2022, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a temporary increase to the automatic extension period for certain employment authorization and Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) renewal applicants to up to 540 days. The temporary increase takes effect on May 4, 2022, and is set to expire on Oct. 27, 2023. See if you qualify for the automatic 540-day EAD extension. 

US Immigration Update – USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests
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US Immigration Update – USCIS Extends Flexibility for Responding to Agency Requests

US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through July 25, 2022. With this extension, USCIS has indicated that this will likely be the final extension of these flexibilities. Read more about this USCIS update here.