The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) said applicants for certain categories of H1B visas post December 18, 2015 must submit an additional fee of $4,000.
In addition, for those applying for certain L1A and L1B must submit an additional $4,500.
Referring to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama on December 18, 2015, USCIS said the additional fees apply to petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the U.S., with more than 50 per cent of those employees in H1B or L (including L1A and L1B) non-immigrant status.
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 will remain effective through September 30, 2025, USCIS said.
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