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Visa fees to work in the United States are likely to increase

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Visa fees to work in the United States are likely to increase

Bad news for all those who aspire to work in the United States. Visa fees should increase, according to the Wall Street Journal, relayed by The International Courier, on Monday, January 16, 2023. Also, it shouldn’t be a small surplus. Thus, it will be necessary to pay 438 euros against 1,486 euros so far to obtain an H-1B visa. The latter is necessary for high-skilled jobs. Similarly, ends the visa at 428 euros to transfer office executives from abroad to the United States. It will now be necessary to pay a payment of 1,850 euros.

Investors are not going to be spared from these increases. The cost of an application for the EB-5 visa will now cost 10,401 euros against 3,425 euros until then. The latter allows foreign investors to become permanent residents of the United States. They will still need to invest at least $900,000 in a country-based project to qualify.

Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) explained the increases in a statement. Recalling that this is the first increase since 2016, they claimed that these costs represent 96% of the budget. “The new fees would allow USCIS to more fully cover its operating costs, restore and maintain timely case processing, and prevent backlogs from accumulating.” According to the spokeswoman for the American Association of Immigration Lawyers, Shev Dalal-Dheini, this increase could well have consequences for the employment of foreign workers. “These measures could exclude people from the system,” she said.

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