On November 2, 2002, section 11030A of the 21st Century Department of Justice Appropriations Authorization Act amended AC21 (American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act) §§ 106(a)-(b), to allow H-1B workers who have either a labor certification or an immigrant visa pending for 365 days or more to receive extensions past the 6th year of H-1B status, in one year increments. The law removes AC-21's requirement of a pending immigrant visa petition. Pub. L. 107-273, 116 Stat. 1836 (November 2, 2002) AMDOC #: 200212016