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US hikes fees for non-immigrant visas; move to impact Indian IT firms


The filing fees for H-1B high-skill visas has been hiked by 21 per cent to $555, while that for L (intra-company transfer) visas has been increased by 75 per cent to $850

The move is expected to have a financial impact on Indian IT firms who are the major beneficiaries of these non-immigrant work visas

The US Department of Homeland Security, on Friday, approved a hike in fees for non-immigrant visas with effect from October this year.

According to the document accessed from the US government's Federal Register, the DHS has adjusted United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS ...


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