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India files official complaint over U.S. visa fees

Posted on April 10th, 2012 No Comments

India and the United States are consulting at the World Trade Organization after India filed an official complaint about the high cost of U.S. visas. The country claims that the fees discriminate against Indian IT firms. Consultations are a last resort before legal action is taken.

The law India is particularly unhappy with is a 2010 bill that nearly doubled visa fees for skilled workers to $4,500 per applicant. The government believes the fees are a barrier to trade, and the issue has been brought to the attention of U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson during his visit last month.

Senator Charles Schumer, the sponsor of the U.S. bill, says the law was passed in 2010 to stop certain small companies from exploiting laws to import foreign workers.

If you have questions or issues with your temporary work visa, contact the immigration lawyers of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC by calling 512-323-2333.

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