Please see the following itemized list of fees to be paid by a potential exchange visitor:

U.S. Federal Government Fees: Notes Fee

SEVIS fee (U.S. Department of Homeland Security)

See http://fmjfee.com for current fee schedule.

$180

Visa application fee (U.S. Department of State) See http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/fees-visa-services.html for current fee schedule. $160
Visa issuance fee, if applicable (U.S. Department of State) See http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-countr... It varies by country.

 

Based on your position/appointment title, you may be subject to the following fees. Please check with your host department to determine which fees are applicable to you.

UC Berkeley (J Program Sponsor) Fees: Notes Fee

University Services Fees (VSPA Office)

http://vspa.berkeley.edu/visiting-researcher-scholar-post-arrival-information

$500

UCB host department fees Check with host department Fee varies per department
Health insurance fees see http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/j_insurance for Department of State requirements; check with host department or Human Resources on UCB requirements and fees Check with host department or Human Resources
New/Initial J-1 Services Fee 
(Berkeley International Office)
  $500 (or $1,000 only for J-1 student intern)
FedEx fees for university documents   Check with host department