To obtain authorization for an alien having such status to change employers.
USCIS is in the process of revising the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129), and
instructions to comply with Public Law 111-230. To facilitate implementation of Public Law 111-230,
USCIS recommends that all H-1B, L-1A and L-1B petitioners, as part of the filing packet, include the
new fee or a statement of other evidence outlining why this new fee does not apply. USCIS requests that
petitioners include a notation of whether the fee is required in bold capital letters at the top of the cover
letter. Where USCIS does not receive such explanation and/or documentation with the initial filing, it
may issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) to determine whether the petition is covered by the public law.
An RFE may be required even if such evidence is submitted, if questions remain.
The additional fee, if applicable, is in addition to the base processing fee, the existing Fraud Prevention
and Detection Fee, and any applicable American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of
1998 (ACWIA) fee, needed to file a petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (Form I-129), as well as any
premium processing fees, if applicable.