H-1B Application: Required Forms and Documents

Once you have reviewed the H-1B application process and timeline, see below for all forms and documents required from both the hiring department and employee.

Required From the Hiring Department

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USCIS – California Service Center
ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B Processing Unit
24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Required From the Prospective/Continuing Employee


If you are in the US and have a spouse or unmarried child under the age of 21 who will need dependent sponsorship, please submit the following, also detailed on the instructions for the I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (Page 7):

 As a courtesy, ISSO scholar advisors are happy to include dependent application for change or extension of status along with the H-1B petition. Please note that these applications are personal petitions and not reviewed by ISSO staff. If you require assistance, please let us know and we will provide you with a list of immigration attorneys in the area who you may work with.

Please contact the scholar advisor who is working on your H-1B petition to best decide how to deliver these documents to us. You can reach us at scholars@brandeis.edu