ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE

Immigration Daily


Chinese Immig. Daily




The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
© 1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

View RSS Feed

Chris Musillo on Nurse and Allied Health Immigration

CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS

Rate this Entry
by Chris Musillo

The H-1B and L-1 “50/50” filing fees are back and larger than ever. Last night, the House Republican leadership posted the full text of the Consolidated Appropriations Bill of 2016. The Act revives the additional H-1B and L-1 filing fees for “50/50 employers”. A “50/50 employer is one has more than 50 employees , where more than 50 percent of the employees hold H-1B or L-1 status. Upon the forthcoming enactment of this new Act, the new combined filing and fraud fees for 50/50 employers will be H-1B: $4,000 and L-1: $4,500. This fee will apply to all H-1Bs and L-1s, even if it is an extension of status.

ILW has a nice table of other immigration provisions that are included in the Act, such as H-2, Physicians, E-Verify, R-1, EB-5, and Visa Waivers. Most of these are routine extensions of existing programs that had recently ended.

In 2010, Congress passed the original “50/50” increased filing fee rule. PL 111-230 raised H-1B and L-1 filing fees for employers who have over 50 employees with more than 50% of these employees in H-1B or L-1 status. H-1B petitions were assessed an additional $2,000 in filing fees. L-1 petitioners were assessed $2,250 in additional filing fees. PL 111-230 was originally to end in 2014, but was re-authorized until September 30, 2015. It did sunset on September 30, 2015. For the last three months, there has been no increased filing fee for 50/50 employers.


Please read the Musillo Unkenholt Healthcare and Immigration Law Blog at www.musillo.com and www.ilw.com. You can also visit us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to Facebook Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to Twitter Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to Google Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to StumbleUpon Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to Reddit Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to Digg Submit "CONGRESS AGAIN RAISES USCIS FILING FEES FOR 50/50 EMPLOYERS" to del.icio.us

Updated 12-16-2015 at 11:37 AM by CMusillo

Tags: None Add / Edit Tags

Comments

Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: