New Additional Fees for H-1B and L-1 Petitions
Employers who employ 50 or more employees in the United States, with more than 50 percent of those employees in H-1B or L (including L-1A and L-1B) nonimmigrant status, must submit an additional fee with petitions filed:
- Initially to grant status to a nonimmigrant described in subparagraph (H)(i)(b) or (L) of section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; or
- To obtain authorization for a nonimmigrant in such status to change employers.
These petitioners must submit an additional fee of $4,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $4,500 for certain L-A and L-B petitions postmarked on or after December 18, 2015.