USCIS announces possible increase in L1 visa fees
The United States L1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign companies to transfer their employees to work in a branch, affiliate, or subsidiary of the company in the United States. The L1 visa is available in two categories: L1A for managerial and executive positions, and L1B for specialized knowledge workers.
Recently, there has been an announcement of significant change in the fees for the L1 visa. The cost has increased from $460 to $1385. This change has had an impact on both companies and individuals seeking to apply for an L1 visa.
For companies, the increase in fees may result in additional financial burden, particularly for those that rely on transferring a large number of employees to the United States. This could potentially impact their ability to do business in the country and may discourage some companies from using the L1 visa program.
It is important to note that the increase in L1 visa fees is just one factor to consider when determining the cost of transferring an employee to the United States. Other costs, such as legal fees, may also be involved. It is advisable for companies and individuals to carefully consider all costs and potential implications before applying for an L1 visa.