It is strongly recommended to get the employment verification letter from your US-based employer before visiting the US embassy for a visa interview.
It is not required but suggested by most attorneys as a visa officer may request more recent employment or sponsorship information even though you have an approved work authorization petition from the USCIS.
Get this sample employment verification letter for H1B, H4, L, or B visa stamping, in original on the employer’s official letterhead.
You have to carry it to the US embassy at the time of the Visa interview.
Validity of Employment Verification Letter For Visa Stamping
The employment verification letter is considered valid for 4 weeks from the date of issue.
There is no guideline from the US embassy for the validity but it is usually acceptable if it was written and signed within the last 4-6 weeks.
A new employment letter, printed on your employer’s official letterhead, should be taken before going to the US embassy for a visa interview.
Employment Verification Letter Content
TO WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN
10-Jan-2018 [Current DATE]
This is to confirm that Mr. ABC Gupta [YOUR NAME] is employed with ABC Services [EMPLOYER NAME] since 1 Jan 2010 [JOB START DATE] on a full-time basis as Senior Engineer [YOUR DESIGNATION].
His annual compensation is USD 75,000 [SALARY] per year.
For any further queries, you can reach us at +1-123-456-789 [US employer contact number].
Human Resource Manager
[Name, Designation, and Signature]
Many Indian employers provide the ‘Deputation letter’ to their employees before leaving for the USA on H1B or other work visas.
If the deputation letter mentions your name and your US salary, you can use this letter as an ‘Employment verification letter’.