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USCIS Fee Rule Takes Effect April 1 with Significant Increases for Employment-Based Filings

Effective April 1, 2024, USCIS will increase and create separate filing fees for H-1B, L-1, and other nonimmigrant case types. The H-1B petition fee will rise to $780, from $460, a 70% increase. The L-1 petition fee will increase to…

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USCIS Extends Temporary Suspension of Biometrics Collection for Some H-4, L-2, and E Derivative Applicants; Confirms Forthcoming Permanent Biometrics Exemption for All I-539 Applicants

Through September 30, 2023, USCIS will continue to suspend the biometrics collection requirement for applicants seeking H-4, L-2, and E derivative changes of status and extensions of stay on Form I-539. The temporary suspension had been set to terminate on…

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