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Base fee of $460
American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA) fee of $750/$1,500
Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of $500 (if applicable)
Public Law 114-113 fee of $4,000 (if applicable)
Petition includes original signatures (preferably in black ink) on Pages 6, 7 (if applicable), and 14 of Form I-129
(with a revision date of 01/31/19 or 01/17/17). Signatures must comply with Policy Memorandum
Signatures on Paper Applications, Petitions, Requests, and Other Documents Filed with U.S. Citizenship and
For older versions of Form I-129 (with a revision date on or after 10/23/14, but before 08/13/15), the petition must
include original signatures (preferably in black ink) on Pages 7, 8, 11 (if applicable), and 14. For Form I-129 with
a revision date of 08/13/15 or 12/23/16, the petition must include original signatures (preferable in black ink) on
Pages 6, 7 (if applicable) and 14.
This is an optional checklist to assist FY 2020 H-1B petitioners submit a Form I-129 H-1B petition.
Do not submit this checklist to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Premium Processing Service fee of $2,500 (if applicable)
We prefer that you submit a separate check for each fee. For example, if you are required to pay the base filing
fee, the ACWIA fee, and the premium processing fee, you should submit three separate checks. If you only
submit one check as combined payment for all applicable fees and certain fees do not apply or are incorrect, we
may reject your H-1B petition.
All checks or money orders are signed and made payable to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” If the
petition is submitted with the wrong filing fee, USCIS will reject it as improperly filed.
All sections of Form I-129, H Classification Supplement to Form I-129, and H-1B Data Collection and Filing Fee
Exemption Supplement (with revision date of 10/23/14 or later) are completed and all required pages are enclosed.
If you are eligible for premium processing and applying for premium processing, submit a completed Form I-907,
Request for Premium Processing Service (with revision date of 01/29/15 or later). It must be signed with an original
signature and enclosed with the H-1B petition.
NOTE: If you are signing Form I-907 as an attorney or accredited representative for the petitioner, you must
include a properly completed and signed Form G-28 with the petition.
Proper fees are enclosed:
Optional Checklist for Form I-129 H-1B Filings
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
A corresponding Labor Condition Application (LCA) that has been certified by the Department of Labor (DOL) and
signed by the petitioner and attorney/representative, if applicable, is enclosed.