240-Day Extension Rule 

for O-1, P-3, H-1B, and L1 visa 

A 240-day extension rule is a process by which the employees are authorized to continue work for their employers in the US for up to 240 days while USCIS processes their renewal or extension petition, or until USCIS decides on your petition. 

What is the 240-day Extension Rule?

The 240-day rule applies to nonimmigrant visa holders who want to extend their stay in the US to work for their employer. This rule authorizes them to work for an additional 240 days, which begins from the expiration date of the authorized stay.

In case your Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) is still not adjudicated after the expiry of your 240-day extension, you will not be authorized to work for your employer any longer. Thus, it is advised that Form I-129 (Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker) be filed as soon as possible. 

Although the filing of application of the 240-day rule is effortless, it would be best if you considered the limitations of the same. If you have trouble filling your visa application or have any other queries related to US visa laws, you can contact Sethi and Mazaheri law firm.