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Companies unfazed by hike in H-1B visa fee


The fee hike for H-1B and L1 visa applications will have little effect, as companies have worked out alternative options to counter this move.

The US Department of Homeland Security announced in a notification that costs for one of the most sought-after visa categories were hiked by 21 per cent and 75 per cent, respectively. Cost for an H1-B visa will go up from $460 to $555 and L1 from $460 to $855. Also, conditions such as companies with more than 50 non-American employees (who hold H1-Bs) may have to shell out an additional $4,000 for every visa, according ...


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