H-1B Visa Fees 2019-20
You may or may not have heard about the bill passed in 2016 which increases the H-1B Visa fee 2019-20 by $4,000 by the U..S Senate (the L-1visa fee was also increased by $4,500 on December 18th).
These fees took effect on April 1st, 2017
A. Base Filing Fee: $460
B. USCIS Anti-Fraud Fee: $500
C. ACWIA Education and Training Fee: $750 for employers with less than 25 employees and $1500 for employers with greater than 25 employees
D. Public Law 114-113 Fee: $4,000
E. Premium Processing (optional): $1,410
F. Attorney fee: See Our Fee
Here’s one scenario to illustrate how the fee would be applied to a foreign IT firm. Say for example Company X has more than 50 employees and has more than 50% of people on the H-1B visa. Check for H1B Visa Process in UT Evaluators
If they are filing for the H-1B visa with premium processing than they would be responsible for the base ($460), fraud fee ($500), Training fee (if applicable), new $4,000 fee, premium processing ($1,410) and attorney fee.
Keep in mind that the Public Law fee is only applicable to employers that have more than 50 employees. Also, more than half of those employees must be H-1B holders for the fee to apply. Speak with your immigration attorney to determine exactly which fees should be paid.
It is also important to note that the H-1B fees for 2020 are mostly the responsibility of the employer.
If you, the beneficiary, pay fees that are meant for your employer, it will likely raise some red flags with the USCIS. In fact, the only fees that you are able to pay are the attorney fee and the premium processing fee, which still requires a written explanation for why the employee is paying and not the employer.
H-1B Visa Sponsors
Finding the appropriate H-1B visa sponsor is often one of the biggest challenges. One viable source to find a suitable sponsor is through an H-1B Visa Sponsor Database.
You can filter your search by city or zip code and also see information detailing what sorts of jobs they have filed in past years.To know more information on H-1B visa.visit Trauma2011
American Universities are a great place to look because academic institutions are not subject to the annual cap restriction so they can sponsor anyone if they think they’re suitable for the job.