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U.S. Citizenship: What is the estimated cost for an employer to sponsor a new employee through the OPT/ H1B Visa process?

There are several fees associated with the filing of an H-1B.

First let me say, I’ve had some success starting 2 companies along with spending countless hours navigating business as well as immigration legal issues.

Currently, I’m helping 100’s of employers/employees get all their immigration stuff done with https://www.lawtrades.com.

Alright, now that we have the credibility out of the way, let’s get it on.

The base filing fee of the petition is $325.00. However, there is an additional fee of $750.00 or $1,500.00. If Form I-29 is filed for an H-1B nonimmigrant or for a Singapore or Chile H-1B1 Free Trade Nonimmigrant and they are not exempt under the Data Collection and Filing Fee Exemption Supplement, then this additional fee must be paid. If the company has 25 full-time employees or less, then the $750.00 fee must be paid.

Furthermore, a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee must be paid if the company is a U.S. employer that is seeking initial approval of an H-1B nonimmigrant status to employ someone who is currently working for an existing employer, then an additional $500.00 fee must be paid. 

Finally, an additional $2,000.00 may be due if the company employs 50 or more individuals in the United States and more than half of these employees are an H-1B visa employee.

We can connect you with experienced attorneys who typically bill under $2,000.00 at LawTrades. Our lawyers are proficient in all areas pertaining to H-1B visas and will handle the entire process for you.

I’m sure you already know the details and criteria needed to successfully obtain an H1B so I won’t go into specifics, but it’s important that you are fully aware of the complexity behind such a petition.

For your convenience, here’s a good article detailing more of the requirements– http://www.uscis.gov/eir/visa-gu…

Hope this helps! Don’t hesitate to ping me if I can assist in any other way.

Best of luck!

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