Start for free – Don’t pay until you’re finished!

Home > All Immigration Forms > I-129 PETITION FOR A NONIMMIGRANT WORKER

FORM I-129

For petitioners filing on behalf of a nonimmigrant worker to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or labor, or to receive training, as an H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1 or R-1 nonimmigrant worker. Petitioners may also use this form to request an extension of stay in or change of status to E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B1 or TN, or one of the above classifications for a foreign national.

❗️H1B visa holders can stay and work in the United States for a maximum of 6 years. Once they have reached their 6-year limit, H1B employees may either return to their home country or apply for permanent residency and begin the H1B to Green Card process.


This form is used by an employer to petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an alien beneficiary to come temporarily to the United States as a nonimmigrant to perform services or labor, or to receive training 👇

E-1 Treaty Trader Visa   🔎

E-2 Treaty Investor Visa  🔎

H-1B specialty occupation worker  🔎

H-2A Temporary agricultural worker  🔎

H-2B Temporary nonagricultural worker  🔎

H-3 Trainee  🔎

L-1 Intracompany transferee  🔎

O-1 Alien of extraordinary ability in arts, science, education, business, or athletics  🔎

O-2 Support personnel, assist in the artistic or athletic performance of an O-1 artist or athlete  🔎

P-1A Major league sports, internationally recognized athlete  🔎

P-1B Member of an internationally recognized entertainment group  🔎

P-2 Artist/entertainer in reciprocal exchange program  🔎

P-3 Artist or entertainer, part of a culturally unique program  🔎

P-1S, P-2S, P-3S Essential support personnel for a P-1, P-2, P-3  🔎

Q-1 Alien coming temporarily to participate in an international cultural exchange program  🔎

R-1 Religious worker  🔎


We will outline common H-1B, L-1, P-1 and O-Visa issues, explain how to complete petition, and offer pointers for completing the application process.

H-1B Visa Requirements 🔎

L-1 Visa Requirements 🔎

O-Visa Requirements 🔎

P-Visa Requirements 🔎

Check Here for Instructions for completing Form I‐129 


Evidence. You must submit all required initial evidence along with all the supporting documentation with your petition at the time of filing. Employers may require certain documents from the foreign worker for the purpose of the petition. Following is a typical sample of the required documents for a Nonimmigrant petition👇 1️⃣Copy of passport; 2️⃣Copy of degrees /educational certificates/transcripts; 3️⃣Letters of current employment; 4️⃣Description of previous employment /experience; 5️⃣Copy of any certifications/achievements;

Required H-1B Visa Documents 🔎 Required L Visa Documents 🔎 Required O Visa Documents 🔎 Required P Visa Documents 🔎 Required E Visa Documents 🔎


Filing Fee: $460 Must be paid by the employer to the USCIS Premium Processing Fee: $1,225. See who is eligible for Premium Processing 🔎. The petitioner must complete Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service along with Form I-129, Petition for a nonimmigrant Worker. The fee must be submitted in a separate check or money order.   Where To File? Most current information about where to file this benefit request. Direct filing addresses for form i-129 page 🔎



  • Check Your Eligibility
  • Attorney’s Consultation(s) (The lawyer will guide you through the application process)
  • Less Questions, Faster Application (Work with your lawyer to prepare your application)
  • Instant Alerts Help You Avoid Mistakes (After your lawyer reviews your forms, they’ll call you to discuss any errors or answer your questions about your forms)
  • Technical Support (Access And Share Your Completed Forms After You File)
  • Ensures Completeness (Once it’s complete, Attorney do a final review and file the paperwork with the US government on your behalf)
  • Documents checklist (Work with your lawyer to prepare your application)
  • Personalized Instructions (Personalized Supporting Documents and Evidence Checklist)
  • Case submission (Your attorney will give you a checklist and guide you through the process collecting supporting evidence)
  • Case Status Online Check (Work with your lawyer to prepare your application)
  • Preparation for Immigration Interview (Your lawyer will file the application on your behalf)
  • Immigration Interview appearance ** (Included case by case and location)
  • Shipping Label With Tracking Number


100% Secure

We use the most advanced security measures to protect your personal data and documents. We never release your information to anyone.

Where and what

Personalized Guidance and USCIS Fees and Instructions on where to file, free shipping label to USCIS

Up-to-date Forms

Our experienced immigration professionals check the website content daily to keep up with changes in laws or forms required.

Comprehensive forms

Answer a few simple questions and our innovative system will generate a complete form and ready to be presented

Error Checking

Our team of professionals will check all your answers to make sure that they are accurate, complete, and ready to be submitted

Evidence Checklist

Once you assemble and upload all required documents, we will check if the evidence is correct and will provide a cover letter.

Write a review
Джума Мыратгелдиев
Джума Мыратгелдиев
Great attorney, easy to work with, highly recommend, my case was dismissed Thank you so much Igor LITVAK
Really helpful good lawyer
Nida Kumar
Nida Kumar
Mr. Igor is one of the best lawyer, I have ever met. He had been so kind and full of understanding. Had a privilege to hire him to represent us in federal court. And he did everything possible, to get us out of the trouble. A true man of words. Highly recommended.
Alexandra Dordzhieva
Alexandra Dordzhieva
Good lawyer, helped us in a case
Karl Mukaz
Karl Mukaz
Had the best experience with Igor! Fast, reliable and professional! Highly recommend!
Jekaterina Shapovalova
Jekaterina Shapovalova
Igor Litvak is an outstanding lawyer in New York, and I am beyond impressed with his level of professionalism and expertise. I recently had the privilege of working with him on a complex legal matter, and his knowledge, dedication, and attention to detail were simply unparalleled. From our initial consultation to the resolution of my case, Mr. Litvak went above and beyond to ensure that I understood all aspects of the legal process and was always kept up to date on the status of my case. He provided sound advice, was always available to answer any questions, and took a personalized approach to my legal needs. Mr. Litvak is not only a brilliant attorney, but he is also an exceptional communicator and an empathetic advocate. He is a true professional who genuinely cares about his clients and their well-being, and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. If you want an attorney who is not only knowledgeable, but also compassionate, diligent, and committed to achieving the best possible outcome for his clients, then look no further than Mr. Litvak. He is simply the best.
renier valle
renier valle
A very good attorney, I highly recommand him, i had a major criminal case which he resolved with no record. Just a great attorney.
The best attorney you can get, he will fight for you like he did for me, he was also very detailed on the case and always answering his call, you actually get to have his cell phone. Highly recommended.
lady jackey
lady jackey
Very reliable, and friendly staff, they were very patient with me throughout my vwa case It was a pleasure working with them
Scroll to top