H-1B Attorney’s Fees

In addition to the requisite filing fees charged by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which you can find hereH-1B applicants who enlist the help of an attorney are responsible for charges for legal services rendered.

Since the H-1B process is complex, we recommend that you retain an experienced legal team in order to avoid any setbacks. Because of the H-1B cap and the limited number of visas available for such a popular nonimmigrant visa, applicants can’t afford a mistake in their petitions. Errors are likely to lead to delays, and may potentially result in the visa quota being met before you are able to submit an error-free application. We can’t stress enough how vital it is for petitioning employers and their prospective foreign workers alike to enlist seasoned attorneys who have years of experience successfully filing H-1B petitions.

Initial attorney's fees are due upon submission of your signed retainer agreement. Filing fees are due any time before your application is filed with USCIS. Fees due upon approval (if applicable) are paid when USCIS approves your case. Note that fees range in price as a function of the complexity of issues or length of process, including time and work, involved. Keep in mind that these fees are estimates and that fees may vary depending on the difficulty (or simplicity) and specific facts of an individual case.

Before retaining our firm for your H-1B case, feel free to contact us for an initial free consultation. Our costs are tabulated below.

Filing Fees

As mentioned above, filing fees are charged by the U.S. government (USCIS in particular). Processing thousands of applications is expensive business and requires the services of dozens of immigration officers, specialists, analysts, managers, and other bureaucrats. See our page or the USCIS fee page for a breakdown of the various fees you must pay when you submit your H-1B petition. Read the filing fee information carefully, as you are not responsible for all of the listed fees, and the fees vary based on the specific details of your case.
Note that filing fees that apply to your case should be submitted a sufficient period of time before filing your application with USCIS.

Initial Fee

The initial fee is due upon retaining Zhang & Associates. Our firm must receive this payment before we can start work on your case.

Approval Fee

The approval fee is due upon your application’s approval. Accordingly, this fee is applicable only if your H-1B petition is approved, and is due promptly after receiving approval notice.

Important Notice:

An individual client may be charged at a higher fee, depending on the totality of the circumstances for the client. Law Firm and Attorneys have the discretion to charge a higher fee or a lower fee for your case. Please ask our attorney for a specific contract.

For information on payment methods, please click here.

Our experienced immigration attorneys are here to guide professionals through the complicated H-1B application process, and minimize any and all confusion or challenges. We understand how important an H-1B visa is to you, whether as the employer or the prospective employee. Our seasoned staff and years-long track record of success make Zhang & Associates the natural choice to facilitate your H-1B petitions.

For more detailed information on the H-1B category, including minimum requirements and USCIS policies, refer to the following links:

General H-1B Topics

H-1B Articles


Updated 04/26/2017