Petitioners are often confused by the complicated H-1B filing fees which are outlined below:
- If the employer has one of the following situations, it needs to pay filing fee of $325.00, plus $500.00 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee for an initial H-1B petition:
- The employer is an institution of higher education, or a nonprofit organization or entity related to or affiliated with an institution of higher education;
- The employer is a nonprofit research organization or a governmental research organization;
- The second or subsequent H-1B extension petition that have filed for the same alien;
- An amended petition that does not contain any request for extensions of stay;
- The purpose of filing the petition is to correct a USCIS error;
- The employer is a primary or secondary education institution; or
- The employer is a nonprofit entity that engages in an established curriculum-related clinical training of students registered at such an institution.
- If the employer does not fit any criteria listed above, it needs to submit filing fee of $325.00, plus $500.00 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee for an initial H-1B petition, plus $750.00 if the employer has a total of 25 or less full-time equivalent employees in the U.S. (including any affiliate or subsidiary of the employer) or $1,500.00 if the employer has a total of more than 25 full-time equivalent employees in the U.S.
- Starting from August 14, 2010 to September 30, 2014, if the petitioner employs 50 or more individuals in the U.S., and more than 50% of those employees in H-1B or L nonimmigrant status, it must submit additional $2,000.00.
- The above rule applies to petitioners filing H-1B petition to employ an H-1B1 Free Trade Nonimmigrant from Chile or Singapore.
This page is also available in: Chinese (Traditional)