Please Note: USCIS recently increased the filing fees for many immigration forms. These new amounts are reflected in the information below.
U.S. Department of Labor regulations require that employers pay (and not recoup from employees) expenses required for H-1B applications.
The administrative fee for processing an H-1B/E-3/O-1 petition is $1100 (payable via EFS).
All checks should be made payable to the Department of Homeland Security, written in full (EFS vendor code: 0000000054). You may select any address when requesting the check, but the check must be given to ISSS, not mailed directly to that address.
ISSS sends all employment-based visa petitions by FedEx. The employing department will be charged for the shipment of the petition to the USCIS California Service Center, and for the shipment of the approval notice to the coordinate campus, if applicable. Please notify your finance staff so that they do not misinterpret this charge and send the bill to ISSS.