H1b to GC costs


sureshv120

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Most Indian companies are stingy on spending money, so I was wondering if anyone has an idea of how much it would cost for an employer to file for GC.

 

That is

 

Perm Labor from DOL cost

I-140 Cost

Then GC filing cost.

 

Thanks for looking into this.

Unfortunately it is employer's concern and not yours.

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Most Indian companies are stingy on spending money, so I was wondering if anyone has an idea of how much it would cost for an employer to file for GC.

 

That is

 

Perm Labor from DOL cost

I-140 Cost

Then GC filing cost.

 

Thanks for looking into this.

You can get that info from USCIS website.

 

If you think that your employer is also stingy then find real employer.

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I do understand that many people misuse or pay for H1bs/GCs etc, but I am not one of them. I am scared of the law and abide by it. I work for a top 20 MNC in the world and I'll state the facts. Every company is stingy. And if my manager comes and tells me it's too costly we cannot bear the expenses and we won't do GC, then I will need to justify stating that I have worked with you for xyz years, I have contributed greatly to the company and clients and I deserve a GC and I will create value for the company in abc fashion. I will also need to counter the argument that a GC is too costly(in case my manager is lying). Please don't ask me to go and find another manager...:-)...It's just business for them and most of the managers/companies are like that. And it does not make sense joining a new company after working for 15 years in my American company. I have better chances here. 

 

It's sad that this forum has become so fine tuned to assume that everyone is paying for stuff. It's not that way. I completely appreciate everyone's valuable. Rahul, JoeF, Jairichi have all been valuable contributors to the forum. They help so many careers  via this forum. But I have to say, not everyone does the wrong stuff and it's unfair to assume so. I have seen similar replies to other posts and the same tune. It's not fair...

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I do understand that many people misuse or pay for H1bs/GCs etc, but I am not one of them. I am scared of the law and abide by it. I work for a top 20 MNC in the world and I'll state the facts. Every company is stingy. And if my manager comes and tells me it's too costly we cannot bear the expenses and we won't do GC, then I will need to justify stating that I have worked with you for xyz years, I have contributed greatly to the company and clients and I deserve a GC and I will create value for the company in abc fashion. I will also need to counter the argument that a GC is too costly(in case my manager is lying). Please don't ask me to go and find another manager...:-)...It's just business for them and most of the managers/companies are like that. And it does not make sense joining a new company after working for 15 years in my American company. I have better chances here. 

 

It's sad that this forum has become so fine tuned to assume that everyone is paying for stuff. It's not that way. I completely appreciate everyone's valuable. Rahul, JoeF, Jairichi have all been valuable contributors to the forum. They help so many careers  via this forum. But I have to say, not everyone does the wrong stuff and it's unfair to assume so. I have seen similar replies to other posts and the same tune. It's not fair...

In the big picture of things a GC is cheap for an employer. Your office furniture+computer probably costs more.

And an employer can even deduct the costs from their taxes, as business expenses.

When your manager says "it's costly", what he essentially is saying is that they won't file a GC, that you are not valuable enough for them.

Find another employer.

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I think the OP raises a valid question. There are several companies that don't understand H-1B or GC process but pick up on hear-say and news reports that it is a cumbersome and expensive process. In such instances, it is useful to understand the true costs of the process and help the employer understand the facts. You could argue that an attorney would be a better source (and ultimately, the would end up hiring an attorney). However, it is useful to provide a general range to help move the needle for the employer.

 

OP - My sense is that it costs somewhere between $10k to <$15k for the entire process (including attorney costs) although I don't know of the breakdown for each step of the process. This range is based on my experience (several years ago) so I can't say what it would cost now. For more specific fees information, you can check USCIS website.

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I think the OP raises a valid question. There are several companies that don't understand H-1B or GC process but pick up on hear-say and news reports that it is a cumbersome and expensive process. In such instances, it is useful to understand the true costs of the process and help the employer understand the facts. You could argue that an attorney would be a better source (and ultimately, the would end up hiring an attorney). However, it is useful to provide a general range to help move the needle for the employer.

 

OP - My sense is that it costs somewhere between $10k to <$15k for the entire process (including attorney costs) although I don't know of the breakdown for each step of the process. This range is based on my experience (several years ago) so I can't say what it would cost now. For more specific fees information, you can check USCIS website.

The OP said his employer is a top 20 MNC. These companies have competent HR. These companies know all the rules around the GC. This isn't a fly-by-night operation where the owner reads something in the news.

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