H-1B Petitioners May Have To Pay New Fee, According To Proposed Rule

September 4, 2019

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a notice of proposed rulemaking that would require petitioners seeking to file H-1B visa petitions to pay a small electronic registration fee.

What Do I Need To Know?

Should the electronic registration fee rule finalized, petitioners seeking H-1B visa petitions will need to pay a $10 fee for each electronic registration they submit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This proposed fee is related to the new electronic registration system USCIS states it will implement for the FY 2021 H-1B cap season. Envoy and its affiliated law firm, Global Immigration Associates, previously discussed the finalized rule.

USCIS stated the $10 fee will help pay to implement and maintain the forthcoming H-1B electronic registration system, which is supposed to be in use for FY 2021 H-1B cap season.

DHS is accepting public comments on the proposed rule from Sept. 4 until Oct. 4.

Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Sara Herbek, who is the Managing Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

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