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How much does an H1-B sponsorship cost to a company?

Here’s the breakdown for you:

Base filing fee – $325 for every petition

AICWA Fee – $750 (for employers with 1 to 25 full time employees) or $1,500 (for employers with 26 or more full time equivalent employee)

Fraud prevent & detection fee  $500 – only applies to new H-1Bs and Change of employers petitions only.

Fee based on Public Law 114-113 – $4000 – applicable, if 50 or more employees and more than 50% of employees are on H-1B or L1 Visa status, required for new H-1B filing and change of employers.

Premium processing fee (optional– $1,225 – for faster adjudication within 15 calendar days. As per this year’s press release, USCIS will consider the 15 day clock from starting from no later than May 16th.

Immigration Attorney Fees – varies – you can attempt to apply on your own but an attorney is almost always used for H-1B applications. Filing an H-1B is a super common project for a business immigration attorney so they certainly will save you time and stress by taking care of it for you.

Feel free to stop by LawTrades to speak with quality, vetted immigration attorney. How much an attorney charges for an H-1B depends, but we see these applications go for about $1,500 (in addition to the fees above). We offer free consultations & no obligation price quotes. We also offer a service called Micro. For a low flat-rate (usually $25), you can ask one of our attorneys a question about your situation and you’ll receive a customized answer within 48 hours. Hope you give us a visit! Feel free to message me w/ any questions.

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