H-1b and L-1 Filing fees to double

Buried in the Omnibus Appropriations Bill that Congress is currently considering is a provision that would re-instate and double the “penalty” filing fee imposed on employers with 50 or more employees where 50% of those employees are H-1b or L-1b visa holders. The new fee would also apply to extensions. The new penalty fee for… Continue reading H-1b and L-1 Filing fees to double

Blanket L Fees and Reciprocity Fees Explained

  Recently, The Field Adjudicators’ Manual was updated to clarify how reciprocity fees are affected when consular officers collect the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee and/or the Border Security Act fee.  Blanket L-1 visa applicants are sometimes charged reciprocity fees (formally termed “visa issuance fees” by DOS) depending on their country of origin and whether… Continue reading Blanket L Fees and Reciprocity Fees Explained