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H-1B: Cap Season 2016 and Increased Fees

On April 1, 2016 American employers can apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with H-1B petitions for professional positions for foreign workers.

For FY2016, USCIS received approximately 233,000 petitions during the first five business days beginning April 1, 2015. It is expected that the number of positions will be even higher this year.

To review the H-1B requirements, click here.

Please note that on December 2015, President Barack Obama signed a law that increases fees for certain H-1B and L-1 petitioners. There will be additional fees of $4,000 for H-1B and $4,500 for L-1A and L-1B apply to petitioners who employ 50 or more employees in the United States (with more than 50% of those employees in H1-B or L-1A/L-1B status).

Source: click here.

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