Can my H-1B status be extended beyond the six year limit?

Extensions are possible if an employer files a PERM case or an I-140 petition on your behalf at least one year before you reach the six-year limit in H-1B status. Thereafter, your H-1B status may be extended in one-year increments. Once you have an approved I-140 petition, your H-1B status may be extended in three-year increments until your priority date is current.

Sheila Starkey Hahn

Sheila T. Starkey Hahn's Profile Image
Sheila Starkey Hahn has devoted her entire legal career to the practice of immigration law. With offices in up-state New York, Memphis and Washington DC, Ms. Starkey Hahn focuses her practice on employment-based immigration. She assists established c…

Read More About Sheila

For More Information

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.