US formally notifies increase in H1B and L1 visa fee

US formally notifies increase in H1B and L1 visa fee

The US government mentioned that there is a considerable increase in fees across the popular H-1B and L-1 visas which would mainly hit Indian IT companies. The US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) stated that the applicants should submit an additional fee of USD 4,000 for the categories of H-1B visas. Applicants of L-1A and L-1B must submit an additional USD 4,500. The USCIS mentioned that this fee is in addition to the base processing fee, Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee, American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 fee (when required), as well as the premium processing fee, if applicable. This act will remain effective through September 30, 2025.

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