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USCIS publishes final rule requiring $10 fee per registration for H-1B cap selection process

  1. Original Date Announced

    November 8, 2019

    USCIS publishes final rule, signed by Acting Secretary McAleenan, amending its regulations to require petitioners seeking to file H–1B cap-subject petitions to pay a $10 fee for each registration they submit to USCIS in addition to the $460 filing fee per petition already required.

    [ID #571]

    Registration Fee Requirement for Petitioners Seeking To File H-1B Petitions on Behalf of Cap Subject Aliens
  2. Effective Date

    December 9, 2019
  4. Biden Administration Action: Other

    January 4, 2023

    Proposed Rule: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Fee Schedule and Changes to Certain Other Immigration Benefit Request Requirements

    This proposed Biden administration policy would retain and expand upon the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.

    On January 4, 2023, USCIS proposed revised application and petition fees that would include a 2050% increase of the H-1B registration fee from $10 to $215.

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Current Status

Fully in Effect
January 4, 2023
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Trump Administration Action: Rule
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

  • Previously, there was no fee associated with this registration, though H-1B petitioners were required to pay a $460 filing fee.

    8 CFR § 103.7 - Fees

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