H-1B fee increase for companies who employ 50+ in the U.S. and more than 50% of the employees are in H-1B or L status


On August 13, 2010, President Obama signed into law Public Law 111-230 which contains provisions that require petitioners to pay an additional $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and an additional $2,250 for certain L-1 petitions.

The H-1B fee increase applies to companies who employ 50 or more employees in the U.S., and if more than 50% of those employees are in H-1B or L status.

USCIS is updating the forms and should release the new version shortly.

Ricky Malik, Esq.