誰應支付H1-B相關的申請費用?

關於H1-B,有兩類的費用。首先,勞工部認為律師費是業務費用所以應由雇主支付。儘管如此,只有編寫和提交LCA和給移民局的費用部分是被認為是公司的業務費用。其它部分,例如提供給外籍員工作為法律費用的部分,並不算業務費用。如果外籍員工支付了申請費用,而且沒有報銷,勞工部會認為這些申請費用是從外籍員工的正常工資里扣除,那公司必須要計算申請費用給外籍員工的工資里。


其次,基本的政府費用為:申請費$325,為防範欺詐費$500,$1500/$750為ACWIA,以及申請加急處理費為$1225。前三個必須由公司老闆支付。最後一個費用可以由僱員支付。

Who shall pay fees related to H1-B petition?

There are two categories of the fees. First, legal fee is considered by Department of Labor to be business expenses and shall be paid by the employer. Nevertheless, only those portions of the legal fee attributable to preparation and submission of the LCA and USCIS are considered to be business expenses. Other portions, such as those provided to the foreign worker as part of the legal fees, are not. If the foreign worker pays the fee and is not reimbursed, the DOL considers these to have come out of the foreign worker's normal wages and must be calculated into the required wage.


Second, the government fee is $325 for base filing fee, $500 for Fraud prevention, $750/1500 for ACWIA, and $1225 for premium processing. The first three must be paid by the employer. The last one can be paid by the employee.