On Friday, December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the government through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016.
The bill includes a 10-year temporary H-1B/L-1 Visa Fee Increase for H-1B and L-1 petitioners that employ 50 or more employees in the United States with more than 50 percent of their employees in the United States in H-1B, L-1A or L-1B nonimmigrant status.
Supplemental H-1B fees for 50/50 companies increased from $2,000 to $4,000. Supplement L-1 fees for 50/50 companies increased from $2,250 to $4,500. The visa fee increase appears to be effective immediately and applies to initial H-1B/L-1 petitions and H-1B/L-1 extension petitions.