By: Priyanka Sangani, ET Bureau
H-1B visas could become more expensive if the United States approves the proposed Budget reconciliation Bill in its current form.
The Bill has proposed to include a supplementary $500 charge for each H-1B visa petition.
Companies – mostly tech and IT services providers – use H1-B visas to get highly skilled workers into the United States.
The Bill also proposes additional fees for several immigration-related petitions.
These include $800 for employer-sponsored permanent residency and $250 for an F-1, or student visa, to be paid by the educational institute.
It also proposes another supplementary $500 charge for employment authorization forms for spouses of certain non-immigrants, students seeking optional practical training and applicants for adjustment of status.