Basic Filing Fees Raised From $320 to $2,000

Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 Requires Additional Filing Fees For Certain Employers Seeking H-1 or L-1 Visas

Effective immediately, Public Law 111-230 requires the submission of an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after Aug. 14, 2010, and will remain in effect through Sept. 30, 2014.

These additional fees apply to petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States with more than 50 percent of its employees in the United States in H-1B or L (including L-1A, L-1B and L-2) nonimmigrant status. Petitioners meeting these criteria must submit the fee with an H-1B or L-1 petition filed.

For answers to all of your H-1B questions, please contact our office at (650) 588-7100.