Filing Fees Rise Dramatically for Certain Employers Seeking to Employ H-1B or L-1 Workers
Published: August 25, 2010

Pricey filing fees for certain companies seeking to employ H-1B and L-1 workers have gotten even pricier in the past month – specifically, where the petitioning company employs 50 or more workers, and more than 50 percent of the workforce is currently on an H-1B or
L-1 visa. This new rule will add $2,000.00 to the base H-1B visa petition fee, and $2,250.00 to L-1 visa petitions. Current H-1B filing fees for mid to larger companies submitting an initial petition are $2,320.00 (now $4,320.00), and for L-1 petitions, $820.00 (now $3,070.00). Clearly the U.S. government is set on penalizing midsize to larger companies that rely heavily on foreign professional, managerial, and executive workers.

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