H Visa Services and Fees

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The fee schedule for H-1 classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows: 

1. Legal Fees (for our Office):   $1,800 payable at the commencement of the case
2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129):      
  Regular processing:   $325
  Premium processing: additional $1,225 (2 separate checks, read item 3 below for details)
3.  Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement): This fee must be a corporate check.
  For a company with 26 or more employees, a fee of $1,500 
  For a company with 25 or less employees, a fee of $750
4 Fraud Prevention Fee : $500
5.  Miscellaneous Expenses:
  Federal Express Expenses:   appx. $100
Note: If the beneficiary holds no US degrees, a credentials evaluation may be necessary.  The evaluators usually charge anywhere from $75 -$275 for education and experience.


Additional expenses: 

  1. For H-4 visas we charge an additional$300 legal fee for any number of applicants for clients who process their H-1 from our office.
  2. For H-1, if you are a company with 25 or less employees, the fees are as follows: $325 (filing fees for Form I-129) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" (personal or corporate check only), $750 (filing fees for Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" (corporate check only) AND $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee (personal or corporate check) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security.
  3. For H-1, If you are a company with 26 or more employees, the fees are as follows: $325 (filing fees for Form I-129) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" (personal or corporate check only), $1,500 (filing fees for Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" (corporate check only) AND $500 Fraud prevention and detection fee (personal or corporate check) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security.
  4. The $500 Fraud prevention and detection fee will be applicable to:
    a) All initial H-1 petitions;
    b) Transfers from one employer to another; and
    c) Change of Status to H-1
    This $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee can be a personal/corporate check made payable to “Department of Homeland Security”.


NOTE:
This additional fee of $1,500 and $750 is according to the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2005 that was enacted on Dec 8, 2004. This Act reinstitutes the ACWIA fee and raises it to $1,500 for companies with 26 or more employees, including any affiliate or subsidiary. Companies with 25 or less employees may submit a reduced fee of $750.
Note1
: If the H-1 is likely to be complicated, we do charge higher legal fees. Typically, $2,100 for cases with added difficulties.
Note 2: We charge the same for corporate or individual H-1 representation. 
Note 3: We charge the same fees for new cases and extensions.

  1. IF YOU ARE A COMPANY WITH 50 OR MORE EMPLOYEES AND MORE THAN 50% OF YOUR EMPLOYEES IS IN H-1 OR L-1/L-2 STATUS:
    A CHECK FOR $2,000.00 MADE PAYABLE TO THE “Department Of Homeland Security”.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CHECK MUST BE A CORPORATE CHECK.

Note 4:On Aug. 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230, which contains provisions to increase certain H-1B petition fees with immediate effect for cases postmarked on or after Aug. 14, 2010, and it 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 the following criteria must submit the additional fee of $2,000.00 with their H-1B petitions:

- All initial H-1 petitions; or
- Transfers from one employer to another; and
- Change of Status to H-1        

  1. If petition is by way of premium processing, then there is an additional fee of $1,225 (premium processing fee). This can be paid by personal or corporate checks.This $1,225 should be payable to "Department of Homeland Security".

 

The fee schedule for H-2B classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:

1. Legal fees (for our Office):   $2800 payable at the commencement of the case
2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129):   $325
3. Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $70 - $100

 
The fee schedule for H-3 classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows: 

1. Legal fees (for our Office):  $2200
2. USCIS filing fee:  $325
3. Premium processing fee:  $1225

 

The fee schedule for H-4 classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:

1. Legal fees (for our Office):  For an independent H-4, $800 payable at the commencement of the case.
For an H-4 application being filed with an H-1 application, $300 payable at the commencement of the case.
2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-539):   $290
3. Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $70

 

 

The fee schedule for H-4 EAD classification (fees are payable by personal or corporate checks) is as follows:

1. Legal fee for the H4 EAD - $600 + plus expenses. 

NOTE: This legal fee does not include to responding to RFE's.  Additional fee would apply for RFE responses.

 

 

Compliance Audits and Investigation for H-1

$500 per file - minimum 10 files
If you scan and send us ten of your H-1 files, we can audit them and tell you how they should be corrected/improved. You can then implement the improved procedures for all cases.  Note that these are oral discussions only.  We will charge higher amounts for written reports.

Note: For audits and all types of  investigations, please make a 15-minute appointment to assess your case.

Nonimmigrant Visas: