H-1B Processing Fees

H-1B Processing Fees

Please note the USCIS filing fees listed below may be subject to change. Please consult with BIO at H1B@berkeley.edu before ordering the filing checks.

FeeAmountWho PaysTypeComments

BIO H-1B Services

H-1B Academic Positions: $2,200

H-1B Non-Academic Positions: $2,500

H-1B Extension/Amendment: LATE Submission*: $250

UCB Department

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IOF

Required for all H-1B cases;
for preparation of the petition
USCIS Filing $460 UCB Department UCB Check Required for all H-1B cases;
payable by separate check
USCIS Fraud Prevention $500 UCB Department UCB Check Required for all H-1B cases except extensions;
payable by separate check
USCIS Premium Processing $2,500 UCB Department UCB Check Optional;
payable by separate check;
I-539 Dependents

$370 paper filing

$85 Biometrics Fee (for each H-4 dependent)

UCB Department
or Employee
UCB or
Personal Check
Required for dependents changing or extending status; payable by separate check

*An H-1B Extension/Amendement LATE Submission is defined as:

  • an H-1B extension request that is submitted to BIO less than 2 months before the current H-1B end date OR
  • an H-1B amendment request that is submitted to BIO less than 2 months before the changes in employment need to take effect

What is "Premium Processing?"

The optional $2,500 Premium Processing Service fee guarantees that USCIS will process the case in 15 calendar days. Usually, USCIS takes another 2 weeks to mail the actual paper approval notice, if approved.

We recommend that you use premium processing for change of status or new H-1B cases where the start date is less than 4 months from the time your complete H-1B request is submitted to BIO in International Scholar Dossier (ISD). It is also recommended for extension or change of employer cases where the employee needs to travel abroad prior to receipt of the approval notice, or needs to extend his or her driver's license.

Feel free to contact an adviser at h1b@berkeley.edu if you want to determine whether premium processing is recommended for your specific case or not.