Employing units can request an extension of employment for a current H-1B employee if the employee has not used the full six years of eligible H-1B status. In limited circumstances some employees may be eligible to obtain an extension beyond six years. Please contact Keeli Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org, for information regarding exceptions.
The cost to file an H-1B extension is $460, filing fee for Form I-129. Essentially the entire H-1B petition process is repeated. Another prevailing wage determination and certified LCA are needed. IP shall submit Form I-129 with a request to extend H-1B stay, certified LCA, departmental support letter, and the beneficiary's supporting documentation to UCSIS California Service Center for adjudication.
When the H-1B Approval Notice (Form I-797A) is received, IP will notify the hiring department and employee.
For payroll purposes, if the employer has timely filed an H-1B petition with a request for extension of stay, the employee may continue employment at KU for a period not to exceed 240 days beyond the expiration of the prior period of authorized stay. Work authorization must be re-verified. The department personnel representative or the international employee will need to complete a new Form I-9 and submit supporting documents to the International Payroll Office. Visit Non-U.S. Citizen Employment for more information.