There are different fees depending on the type of H-1B petition you are submitting. Please refer to H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement (pages 17-19 of Form I-129) for detailed instructions on fees.
The following fees may be required with a petition subject to the cap:
Base filing fee:
American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) fee:
(see H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement, Part B):
- $750 for employers with 1 to 25 full-time equivalent employees, unless exempt
- $1,500 for employers with 26 or more full-time equivalent employees, unless exempt
Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee:
- $500 to be submitted with a request for initial H-1B status or with a request for a beneficiary already in H-1B status to change employers. (This fee does not apply to Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions.)
Public Law 111-230:
- $2,000 to be submitted by a petitioner that employs 50 or more employees in the United States, if more than half of those employees are in H-1B or L-1 nonimmigrant status.
- must be submitted with a request for initial H-1B status or a request for a beneficiary already in H-1B status to change employers
Premium Processing Fee:
- $1,225 for employers seeking Premium Processing Service
Make checks payable to the Department of Homeland Security, dated within the last six months, and include the proper amount and signature.
Money orders must be properly endorsed.
Incorrect Filing Fee
USCIS will reject all petitions submitted with the incorrect filing fee.
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