Permanent Residence Process Fee Structure

There are three different types of fees required in the PR process:

  1. recharge fee of $1800 to the Berkeley International Office to facilitate the process.
  2. Attorney fees (see below) to conduct the legal work. Note: only the approved attorney on retainer can be used for university work.
  3. Filing fees (see below) to the Department of Homeland Security for specific forms.

All fees leading to the approval of the Immigrant Petition (Form I 140) are the responsibility of the hiring unit. The fees for the adjustment of status for the employee and family may be paid by the hiring unit or passed on to the employee. There will be additional expenses incurred for a medical exam and photographs. For further clarification or additional details please contact Ally Martinez, Assistant Director for Employment-Based Services at allywu@berkeley.edu.

FACULTY SPECIAL HANDLING LABOR CERTIFICATION

Description Attorney Dept. of Homeland Security
Special Handling Labor Certification 
An additional fee of $500 will be applied if the position is re-advertised. An additional fee for the ad will also be applied.
$2000 N/A
Immigrant Petition Form I-140 $2500 $700
Adjustment of Status I-485 and Related Applications (I-765, I-131, etc.) $2000 $1225
Adjustment of Status I-485 and Related Applications for Spouse and Each Child
(I-765, I-131, etc)

$1000(Spouse)

$750(per child)

$1225 for each family member 14 and older, $750 for each child under 14.

A recharge fee of $1800 is paid to the Berkeley International Office to facilitate the process. Additional legal fees may be applied if the case is audited by the Department of Labor.

OUTSTANDING PROFESSORS AND RESEARCHERS

Description Attorney Dept. of Homeland Security
Immigrant Petition Form I-140
An additional filing fee of $1,225 applies for cases requiring Premium Processing.
$6000 $700
Adjustment of Status I-485 and Related Applications for Employee (I-765, I-131, etc) $2000 $1225
Adjustment of Status and Related Applications for Spouse and Each Child 
(I-765, I-131, etc)

$1000(Spouse)

$750(per child)

$1225 for each family member 14 and older, $750 for each child under 14

A recharge fee of $1800 is paid to the Berkeley International Office to facilitate the process.

NON-FACULTY

Description Attorney Dept. of Homeland Security

Labor Certification

Additional fees for the ads will be applied.

$4000 N/A
Immigrant Petition Form I-140 $2500 $700
Adjustment of Status I-485 and Related Applications for Employee (I-765, I-131, etc) $2000 $1225
Adjustment of Status I-485 and Related Applications for Spouse and Each Child
(I-765, I-131, etc)

$1000(Spouse)

$750(per child)

$1225 for each family member 14 and older, $750 for each child under 14

A recharge fee of $1800 is paid to the Berkeley International Office to facilitate the process. Additional legal fees may be applied if the case is audited by the Department of Labor or subject to supervised recruitment.