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Thread: H1-B visa costs

  1. #1
    I got quoted the following to have H1-B visa filed for me by an attorney for my prospective job in Idaho. Is this excessive, and what is needed right now to be paid to file for visa. Please advise. Thanks!



    1. H1B nonimmigrant visa processing with the Idaho Department of Commerce &
    Labor, U.S. Department of Labor (Philadelphia) and USCIS Vermont Service
    Center - $2200 plus $190 filing fee (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
    with H Classification and H1B Data Collection & Filing Fee Exemption
    Supplements), $750 or $1500 ACWIA filing fee [a U.S. employer with a total
    of 25 or less full-time equivalent employees in the United States (including
    any affiliate or subsidiary of the employer) is only obligated to pay the
    $750 fee], and $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee. There is an
    additional $1,000 filing fee if premium processing service is requested.

    2. Consular/port of entry notification of petition approval - $880 plus
    $200 filing fee (Application for Action on an Approved Application or
    Petition), if necessary.

    3. Application for alien employment certification PERM processing with
    Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor and U.S. Department of Labor,
    Employment and Training Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National
    Processing Center (Chicago, IL) - $3960

    4. Adjustment of status from H1B to lawful permanent resident - $3300 plus
    $195 filing fee (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) and $325 filing fee
    (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), $170 filing
    fee (Application for Travel Document), and $180 filing fee (Application for
    Employment Authorization) for each eligible family member. In addition to
    the filing fees, costs will be incurred for photographs, fingerprinting
    ($70), and medical examination ($150-$175).

  2. #2
    I got quoted the following to have H1-B visa filed for me by an attorney for my prospective job in Idaho. Is this excessive, and what is needed right now to be paid to file for visa. Please advise. Thanks!



    1. H1B nonimmigrant visa processing with the Idaho Department of Commerce &
    Labor, U.S. Department of Labor (Philadelphia) and USCIS Vermont Service
    Center - $2200 plus $190 filing fee (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
    with H Classification and H1B Data Collection & Filing Fee Exemption
    Supplements), $750 or $1500 ACWIA filing fee [a U.S. employer with a total
    of 25 or less full-time equivalent employees in the United States (including
    any affiliate or subsidiary of the employer) is only obligated to pay the
    $750 fee], and $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee. There is an
    additional $1,000 filing fee if premium processing service is requested.

    2. Consular/port of entry notification of petition approval - $880 plus
    $200 filing fee (Application for Action on an Approved Application or
    Petition), if necessary.

    3. Application for alien employment certification PERM processing with
    Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor and U.S. Department of Labor,
    Employment and Training Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National
    Processing Center (Chicago, IL) - $3960

    4. Adjustment of status from H1B to lawful permanent resident - $3300 plus
    $195 filing fee (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) and $325 filing fee
    (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), $170 filing
    fee (Application for Travel Document), and $180 filing fee (Application for
    Employment Authorization) for each eligible family member. In addition to
    the filing fees, costs will be incurred for photographs, fingerprinting
    ($70), and medical examination ($150-$175).

  3. #3
    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Welshman:
    I got quoted the following to have H1-B visa filed for me by an attorney for my prospective job in Idaho. Is this excessive, and what is needed right now to be paid to file for visa. Please advise. Thanks!



    1. H1B nonimmigrant visa processing with the Idaho Department of Commerce &
    Labor, U.S. Department of Labor (Philadelphia) and USCIS Vermont Service
    Center - $2200 plus $190 filing fee (Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
    with H Classification and H1B Data Collection & Filing Fee Exemption
    Supplements), $750 or $1500 ACWIA filing fee [a U.S. employer with a total
    of 25 or less full-time equivalent employees in the United States (including
    any affiliate or subsidiary of the employer) is only obligated to pay the
    $750 fee], and $500 Fraud Prevention and Detection fee. There is an
    additional $1,000 filing fee if premium processing service is requested.

    2. Consular/port of entry notification of petition approval - $880 plus
    $200 filing fee (Application for Action on an Approved Application or
    Petition), if necessary.

    3. Application for alien employment certification PERM processing with
    Idaho Department of Commerce & Labor and U.S. Department of Labor,
    Employment and Training Administration, Foreign Labor Certification National
    Processing Center (Chicago, IL) - $3960

    4. Adjustment of status from H1B to lawful permanent resident - $3300 plus
    $195 filing fee (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker) and $325 filing fee
    (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), $170 filing
    fee (Application for Travel Document), and $180 filing fee (Application for
    Employment Authorization) for each eligible family member. In addition to
    the filing fees, costs will be incurred for photographs, fingerprinting
    ($70), and medical examination ($150-$175). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
    No, it is average.
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  4. #4
    Welshman,

    an attorney I know took only $1200 professional fee+ USCIS fees($190+or$750or$1500+$500Fraud prevention) and optional Premium processing $1000.That's the first stage of getting H-1B status.

    www.USImmigrationforAll.com
    Frank G. Becker & Associates
    www.USImmigrationForAll.com

  5. #5
    So, if I read it right 1 and 3 have to paid immediately, 2 on accepted visa and 4 if i want to become a resident?

  6. #6
    and 2 for H-1B visa, 4 only if your employer wants to file petition for permanent labor certification on your behalf but I am not sure about 3.
    Frank G. Becker & Associates
    www.USImmigrationForAll.com

  7. #7
    "and 2 for H-1B visa, 4 only if your employer wants to file petition for permanent labor certification on your behalf but I am not sure about 3."

    but 4 will not happen without 3 (because 3 is the labor certification/PERM that makes a nonimmigrant eligible to file for employment-based permanent residency or 4 above)

  8. #8
    1 Is for your Employer.

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