The US has announced an increase in fees for various categories of non-immigrant visas, including the H-1B, L-1, and EB-5 visas. The fee hike, the first since 2016, will take effect from April 1. The new fees range from $215 to $11,160, with the H-1B application fee increasing from $460 to $780. The changes in fees and forms are expected to result in net costs, benefits, and transfer payments, according to the Department of Homeland Security. The H-1B visa allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialized occupations, while the EB-5 program enables foreign investors to obtain a US visa by investing in a US business.