United States Visa Fees Set to Triple Starting April 1st

Ashish Kumar Mishra
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If you are preparing to go to America, get ready to loosen your pockets. America will increase H-1B, L-1 and EB-5 non-immigrant visa fees from Monday (April 1, 2024). After implementing the new rules, the visa fees are expected to increase by almost three times. Not only this but there is also a possibility that there may be changes in visa service in the coming days.

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How Much Is an Increase in H-1B Fees Expected?

To obtain an H-1B visa, a person has to fill Form I-129. Earlier, its price was 460 US dollars (about 38,000). And after the new rule, it will become 780 US dollars (about 64,000).

Not only this, the fee for H-1B registration will also increase from 10 US dollars (about 829) to 215 US dollars (about 17,000) in the next financial year.

Let us tell you that H-1B is a non-immigrant visa. This visa allows American companies to hire foreign employees. Many American companies invite people from many countries, including India, for jobs.

How Much Can The Fees Increase For EB-5 Visa?

The EB-5 visa is also known as the investor visa fee. Here, too, the fees are expected to increase almost three times. One has to pay 3,675 US dollars (about 3,00,000) for an EB-5 visa. However, starting April 1, it will increase to US $ 11,160 (about Rs 9,00,000).

When Did EB-5 Visa Start?

In 1990, the EB-5 visa was started by the US government. Under this rule, a rich person from any country can get a visa for himself and his family by investing at least 5 lakh US dollars in an American business. Provided that at least 10 American citizens would get business from the company.

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