Michael Cho | Immigration & Waivers Lawyer - I601, I-601A, I212, 212d3, Fiance Visa, H1B, Investor Visa Free Immigration Consultation
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How much does it cost?

Our total legal fees are $2200.

This is the only amount due to our office to represent you from the moment you hire our law firm until the H-1B petition is approved.  Our trusted services include expert preparation and expedited submission of the Labor Condition Application and USCIS petition, experienced guidance on complying with all U.S. Department of Labor regulations, unlimited attorney consultations, constant updates on the status of your case, timely notification of changes in immigration laws and procedures, as well as reliable support throughout the entire H1-B petition process.

This offers our clients an estimated savings of over $1000 as compared to what comparable immigration attorneys may charge.

The USCIS filing fee is $460.

There is a $1500 education and training fee which must also be paid to the USCIS for all initial H1-B petitions, first H1-B Extensions of Stay, and H1-B Change of Employer.

This education and training fee can be reduced to $750 if the sponsoring employer has less than twenty-five full-time employees.

The following organizations are exempt from this education and training fee altogether:

  • Institutions of higher education, as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, or related or affiliated non-profit entities
  • Non-profit or governmental research institutions
  • Primary and secondary educational institutions
  • Non-profit entities that engage in established curriculum-related clinical training of students registered at any such institution

An additional $500 fraud detection fee must also be paid for applications for a new employer (e.g. a new H1-B visa petition or a H1-B Change of Employer).  There are no exemptions to this fee.

Premium processing, which guarantees USCIS action within 15 days of filing, is an optional $1,225. 

Public Law 111-230, enacted on August 13, 2010, mandates the submission of an additional $2,000 or $2,250 fee for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions. An additional fee of $2,000 is required for H-1B petitions postmarked on/after August 14, 2010 through September 30, 2014: to initially grant an alien H-1B nonimmigrant status or to obtain authorization for an alien having such status to change employers if the petitioner has 50 or more employees in the U.S. and more than 50% of petitioner employees in the U.S. are in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B nonimmigrant status (Public Law 111-230 does not apply to Chile/Singapore H-1B1 petitions). The additional fee does not apply to extension requests filed by the same petitioner for the same individual.

An additional fee of $2,250 is required for L-1 petitions postmarked on/after August 14, 2010 through September 30, 2014: to initially grant an alien L-1 nonimmigrant status, or to obtain authorization for an alien having such status to change employers if the petitioner has 50 or more employees in the U.S. and more than 50% of petitioner employees in the U.S. are in H-1B, L1A or L-1B nonimmigrant status. The additional fee does not apply to extension requests filed by the same petitioner for the same individual.