H Visa Services and Fees

Fee schedule for H-1 classification (fees are payable by ONLY corporate checks):

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1.

Legal Fees (for our Office):   $1,600 payable at the commencement of the case (not including responses to Requests For Evidence)

Note: For Governmental Request For Evidence (RFE) that address issues beyond a routine H-1B filing we will charge extra based upon the complexity of the issue. 

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129):      
  Regular processing:   $460
  Premium processing: additional $2,500 (2 separate checks, read item 3 below for details)
3.  Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement):
  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" , $750 (filing fees for Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" AND $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee 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", $1,500 (filing fees for Form I-129 H-1B Data Collection Supplement) made payable to the "Department of Homeland Security" AND $500 Fraud prevention and detection fee 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 will be 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 $4,000.00 MADE PAYABLE TO THE “Department Of Homeland Security”.
Note 4:
 

Fee Increase for Certain H-1B and L-1 Petitions (Public Law 114-113)

Public Law 114-113 requires certain petitioners to pay an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H‑1B petitions and to pay an additional fee of $4,500 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions. Signed into law on Dec. 18, 2015, the PL 114-113 fee applies to petitions filed on or after Dec. 18, 2015. The fee is in effect until Sept. 30, 2027.

NOTE: The additional fee previously required by Public Law 111-230, as amended, expired on September 30, 2015

If petition is by way of premium processing, then there is an additional fee of $2,500, payable to "Department of Homeland Security".

 

The fee schedule for H-2B classification (fees are payable by 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):   $460
3. Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $70 - $100

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

1. Legal fees (for our Office):  $2200
2. USCIS filing fee:  $460
3. Premium processing fee:  $2500

 

Fee schedule for H-4 classification (fees are payable by corporate checks)

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):   $370
3. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-539A, Biometrix Fees, per applicant):   $85
4. Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $70

 

Fee schedule for H-4 EAD classification (fees are payable by corporate checks)

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.

2. Filing Fees (to the USCIS, Form I-765):   $410
3. Federal Express Expenses:   approx. $50

 

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.

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