Services for International Employees & Scholars

Application Fees

H-1B filing fees are mentioned below.  Separate checks for each fee are required; made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”  The H-1B filing fee costs must be paid by the H-1B employer and cannot be paid by the H-1B employee.  These costs cannot be passed on in any indirect way to the employee (i.e. they cannot be deducted from the salary or start-up funds of an H-1B employee).

  • $460 Standard Application Fee for Form I-129
  • $500 Anti-Fraud Fee (Required for initial and portability petitions, this fee is not required for extension cases)
  • $1410 Optional premium processing service fee (expedited service)*

*Premium Processing is an expedited service that is available from USCIS for H-1B petitions.  USCIS charges a $1,410 fee in exchange for 15-calendar day processing period. USCIS guarantees that within 15 days the Service Center will issue either a Notice of Approval or request for evidence.  If USCIS fails to process the petition within 15 days, USCIS will refund the $1,410.  Premium processing service may be requested at the time H-1B petition is submitted or at a later date, if necessary.  The premium processing fee is considered an employer's responsibility (like all H-1B related fees) unless there is a documented reason that the premium processing request would only benefit the employee.  In that circumstance IP can evaluate a request from the employee to pay the cost of the premium processing (all other H-1B fees must always be paid by the employer). 


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Founded in 1964 as part of a Ford Foundation campus internationalization grant
One of the first 12 intensive English programs in the United States
Each semester, the AEC enrolls about 250 students representing more than 35 countries on six continents
The Applied English Center offers field trips and conversation groups to our students
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
—ALA
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times