H1-B transfer costs

PACCAR / Eng sixstigma
Aug 3 14 Comments

We're looking at bringing in someone on an existing H1-B. HR quoted an absurd amount for the transfer of the visa. Looking for a sanity check on what it actually costs. This is someone we've been wanting to get for a while and finally have a suitable open position.

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Criteo / Product AwesomeCRT
    Should cost around around 4K with premium processing not counting lawyer fees
    Aug 3 2
    • PACCAR / Eng sixstigma
      OP
      What are typical lawyer fees?
      Aug 3
    • Criteo / Product AwesomeCRT
      It depends but I’ve heard around 2k
      Aug 3
  • New ImFV44
    In between $5k-8k
    Aug 3 0
  • BYTON cJKu57
    Depending on the firm or even just a lawyer you hire its anywhere between 5k to 20k.

    Could also add green card cost depending on situation.
    Aug 3 8
    • BYTON cJKu57
      If I were you I'd gather data before confronting HR. Blind comments do not constitute data.
      Aug 3
    • PACCAR / Eng sixstigma
      OP
      This is in line with what I have found elsewhere.
      Aug 3
    • BYTON cJKu57
      There can be other considerations that we might be blind to
      Aug 3
    • BYTON oh Stupid
      Is your employer even filing your gc?
      Aug 3
    • PACCAR / Eng sixstigma
      OP
      Not me, . But I'm sure when the time comes they'll help with the green card.
      Aug 3
  • Amazon tellme2
    $2250 for H1b + $1250 for premium + lawyer fees. Most companies have fulltime lawyers, so there should be no add on, otherwise they may charge $1K - $3K.
    Aug 3 0