USCIS is alerting applicants that certain H-1B and L-1 petitions filed on or after October 1, 2015, should not include the additional Public Law filing fee that was previously required by Section 402 of Public Law 111-230, as amended by Public Law 111-347 (for certain H-1B and L-1 petitions). The additional fee required by Public Law 111-230, as amended, expired on September 30, 2015.
Be aware that all other H-1B and L-1 filing fees, including the Base filing fee, the Fraud Prevention and Detection filing fee, and American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) filing fee when applicable, are still required. USCIS prefers separate checks for each filing fee!
Note: Petitions with incorrect fees may be rejected.
Public Law 111-230, enacted on August 13, 2010, required an additional fee of $2,000 for certain H-1B petitions and $2,250 for certain L-1A and L-1B petitions postmarked on or after August 14, 2010. Public Law 111-347, enacted on January 2, 2011, extended the fees through September 30, 2015.
For more detailed information please review USCIS News Alert, “Public Law 111-230 H-1B, L-1 Additional Fees Expire“.
Source of Information:
USCIS.gov, 10/5/15, News Alert:
Public Law 111-230 H-1B, L-1 Additional Fees Expire