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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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The State Department’s Domestic Visa Renewal Pilot – What Employers and Foreign Nationals Need to Know Ahead of the January 29 Launch

Under a highly anticipated State Department pilot program, up to 20,000 eligible applicants will be permitted to renew their H-1B visas from within the United States. Prospective applicants can begin drafting and pre-loading their online DS-160 visa application in advance…

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State Department Posts Guidance on New Domestic Visa Renewal Pilot Program Ahead of January 29 Launch; Online Self-Assessment Tool Available

The U.S. Department of State’s guidance primarily confirms details already released to the public about the H-1B domestic visa renewal pilot program, with some additional explanations. The agency’s online self-assessment tool is available for potential applicants to determine whether they…

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