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Immigration Services Fee Structure

Beginning July 1, 2019 KU International Affairs (KUIA) will be required to charge fees for the services listed below.  For those applications started before this date, but not complete prior to the July 2019 start date there will be no fee charged. The implementation of a fee structure is necessary to ensure KU retains the internal capacity to perform this work and hold costs to the unit to a minimum. The fee covers the average professional time involved in case processing only and is not meant to generate additional revenue to KU or to KU International Affairs.

Billing Process

For fees covered by KU departments, you will be contacted by International Support Services for appropriate DARBI billing information. If you have questions about the billing process please contact intlscholar@ku.edu


Non-Immigrant Visa Category Service Fees

J-1 Costs (Research Scholar, Professor & Short-term Scholar)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$207  KU International Affairs Initial J-1. Processing and support for initial J-1s in the categories of Research Scholar, Professor, & Short-Term Scholars. J-1 employee/ vistiing scholar or KU Department
$103 KU International Affairs Extension of J-1 program.  Processing and support for initial J-1s in the categories of Research Scholar, Professor, & Short-Term Scholars. J-1 employee/ visiting scholar or KU Department

 

J-1 Costs (Student Intern)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$531 KU International Affairs J-1 Student Intern at KU: Processing and support for initial J-1s in the category of J Intern J-1 student intern or KU Department
$1,031 KU International Affairs J-1 Student Intern Non-KU: Processing and support for initial J-1s in the category of J Intern J-1 student intern or KU Department

Additional Costs associated with the J-1 process: J-1 individuals typically pay their own SEVIS fee ($220) to DHS and their own visa application fees at the US Consulate abroad ($160) and pay the costs associated with their family members obtaining J-1 dependent status ($370+ $85 per family member if in the US or $160 visa application fee per person if outside the US.). 

H-1b Costs (Initial, Amendment & Extension)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$460 US Department of Homeland Security H-1B petition filing fee (USCIS Form I-129). Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$500 US Department of Homeland Security H-1B Anti-fraud fee. Not required for H-1B extension or amendment cases. Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-premium cases, this fee for expedited service has become routinely necessary. Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$1,237 KU International Affairs Service fee for each type of H-1B petition, initial, extensions and amendments Federally Mandated Employer Pays.

All H-1B Fees must be paid by the employer.

Additional Costs associated with the H-1B process: H-1B employees typically pay their own visa application fees at the US Consulate abroad ($190) and pay the costs associated with their family members obtaining H-4 dependent status ($370+ $85 per family member if in the US or $160 visa application fee per person if outside the US.)

O-1 Costs (Initial & Amendment)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$460 US Department of Homeland Security O-1 Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129) Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessary Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$2,165 KU International Affairs Processing of I-129 and support for initial or amended O-1 Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

 

O-1 Costs (Extension)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$460 US Department of Homeland Security O-1 Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129) Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessary Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$531 KU International Affairs Processing of I-129 and support for extension of O-1 Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

TN Costs (Initial & Admendment)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$460 US Department of Homeland Secruity TN Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129) Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessary Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$495 KU International Affairs Processing and support for initial &amendment TN cases. Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

 

TN Costs (Extensions)

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who pays?
$460 US Department of Homeland Secruity TN Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129) Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessary. Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$295 KU International Affairs Processing and support for initial &amendment TN cases. Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

 

Permanent Residency Service Fees

Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
    Special Handling Labor Certification with US Dept. of Labor, no costs to file at this time. Initiates the permanent residency process for teaching positions  
$700 US Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers (USCIS form I-140). Second step of the employment-based permanent residency process for teaching positions Employer pays
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary. Employee may pay this fee
$2,586 KU International Affairs Fee to prepare, maintain, and advise on labor certification, I-140, and I-485J. Federally Mandated Employer Pays
Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
$700 US Department of Homeland Security Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers (USCIS form I-140). First step of the employment-based permanent residency process for Outstanding Researchers and Professors Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary. Employee may pay this fee
$2,010 KU International Affairs Fee to prepare, maintain, and advise on I-140, and I-485J. Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
Fee
Amount
Recipient Description Who Pays?
    Standard Labor Certification with US Dept. of Labor, no costs to file at this time. Initiates the permanent residency process for non-teaching positions  
$700 US Department of Homeland Security Second step of the employment-based permanent residency process for non-teaching positions  
$1,410 US Department of Homeland Security Premium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary. Employee may pay this fee
Attorney will confirm fees Designated Outside Immigration Counsel Fee to prepare and file Labor Certification and I-140. Costs associated with the labor certification process (including preparation fees) must be paid by the employer. These cases are not prepared in house by KUIA, but must be prepared by designated outside immigration counsel.


Please Note: Supplemental Fee for filing cases on behalf of affiliate entities: $1,000.


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