Recently several Indian News Papers published News about Increase in H1B Cap 2013 Fees.
Here is a comment from Ashoka posted at H1B Visa 2013
Anyone read about $1700 increase in the H1B visa fees for FY 2013? I wonder what would be the total cost now. $7000 including everything for a regular petition (without premium)?
Is this expected to keep the CAP open a little bit longer? Any predictions till when?
H1B Cap 2013 Fees
H1B Visa Fees and L1 Fees was increased by $2000 last year for companies that have over 50% employees in USA in H1B or L1 Visa.
But, there is No New H1B Visa Cap fees for 2013 as reported by news papers.
U.S. Consular Chief Nick Manring held a press conference on March 29, 2012
Addressing reports about a hike in H1B visas 2013 fees, Manring stated: “That is untrue. They have the same fees. There are no plans to change those fees.”
So, how much is H1B Visa 2013 Fees?
Read here in detail about H1B Visa 2012 (FY2013) Fees.
So, it’s not going to cost $7000 in USCIS fees to file H1B Visa application this year.
But, Immigration Attorney fees can be high sometimes, which can drive-up the fees required to file H1B application.
H1B Visa 2013 Predictions
H1B Visa FY 2013 cap can run out faster than last 2 years.
Here is link to article about H1B Visa 2013 Predication.