January 1, 2019

H-1B Visa Transfer Cost


Throughout the H-1B transfer process, you will find that each lawyer has their own H-1B visa transfer fees or cost. Our H-1B visa transfer lawyer fee is determined after our initial consultation with clients. Since each case varies significantly, we need to first identify the course of action to take and include any complications or road blocks which may arise. If you decide to file for the regular H-1B cap, our attorney fees for

If you decide to file for the regular H-1B cap, our attorney fee for H1B visas is $1,750. On top of that, there are several H-1B fees that the USCIS imposes on employers: Check for H1B Visa Process in UT Evaluators

A. Basic filing fee for the I-129: $460

B. Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee: $500. This fee is not applicable to H-1B extensions.

C. ACWIA Training Fee: $750 (if your employer has fewer than 25 employees) and $1,500 (for 25 or more employees)

D. Public Law 114-113 fee: $4,000 (only if your employer has more than 50 employees with more than half of those on H-1B or L-1 status)

E. The optional fee premium processing fee of $1,225 (although this has been temporarily suspended)

On our fees page, we have costs listed for H-4 visas, H-1B1 visa for Singapore/Chilean Citizens and more.

Aside from the financial cost of an H-1B transfer, it’s important to select an attorney who has your best interest in mind above all else. At SGM Law Group we recognize that your immigration to the U.S. is a serious matter not only for yourself but for your entire family as well. Keep reading below to learn how our H-1B visa transfer lawyers can help. For H1B Visa Evaluation Visit here

Transferring from a Cap-Exempt to Cap-Subject Employer

Many people believe that they can subvert the lottery by entering the U.S. through a cap-exempt employer, then transferring to a cap-subject employer afterward. However, because all H-1B transfers require your employer to file a new I-129, your petition will be submitted under the cap if your new employer does not qualify as cap-exempt.

Always work alongside your immigration attorney throughout the H-1B transfer process to make sure that you are making the best decisions for your case.

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