What is an H-1B Visa?
Generally, the H1B petitioner is required to pay the following fees to USCIS for an H-1B petition:
- Filing Fee:
The beneficiary or employer may pay the $325 filing fee to USCIS.
- Fraud Prevent & Detection Fee:
The petitioning employer must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee of $500 if it seeks a new H1B visa for beneficiary or seeks to change a beneficiary’s employer.
- Premium Processing Fee:
The premium processing fee is $1,225
- Employer Sponsorship Fee:
The petitioning employer must pay $1,500 if they employ more than 25 people or $750 is they have less than 25 full-time employees.
- Public Law 111 – 230 Fee:
Under the Public Law 111-230 signed by President Obama, the petitioning employer is obligated to pay $2,000 if the employer has more than 50 employees and more than 50% of the employees that are on the H1B or L1 Visa status.