Step 3: We file your visa petition
Next, our legal team files your petition to the USCIS, and as your employer sponsor, we advance all fees and administrative costs related to the visa filings. We advance the DOL labor certification fee, the USCIS Form I-140 petition filing fee, the Form DS-261 processing fee, medical examination fees, and costs to obtain supporting documents needed for your filings, for example.
The HCI team always applies for the most appropriate type of visa and filing method that will minimize your wait time and maximize the chances that your visa will be approved. The wait time that follows will vary by many factors in the U.S. immigration system, but your IPA will keep you updated on an approximate timeline.