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News:

FSIS website under construction
Starting September 20, 2013, we'll be making changes to the format of our website. We ask for your patience as this may be a lengthy process. Contact Signe at signen@hawaii.edu if you have problems with website functionality or navigation.

New I-94 procedure
From April 30, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin implementing a paperless I-94 procedure at U.S. air and sea ports of entry.

EB immigrant visa availability
U.S. Department of State's monthly Visa Bulletin


USCIS Petition & Application Fees


Please note the following:

  • Separate checks or money orders: Each applicable fee must be paid by a separate check or money order.
  • Bank/Institution in the U.S. & U.S. $: Fees must be drawn on a bank or other institution located in the U.S. and be payable in U.S. currency.
  • Make fees payable to: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Staple fees to appropriate forms: Each fee should be stapled to the bottom right corner of the first page of the appropriate form.

 

H-1B

E-3

TN

O-1

Permanent Residence Process



H-1B [top]

H-1B employees are prohibited from paying any of the fees associated with filing H-1B petitions. The UH college/school/unit/department is responsible for paying all H-1B-related fees (excluding the Form I-539 filing fee for H-4 dependents).

Type of Petition/Application Type of Fee Fee Amount Paid By
H-1B initial entry from abroad
Change of status to H-1B
Change of H-1B employer to UH
Concurrent H-1B employment
Form I-129 filing fee $325 UH college/school/unit/dept
Fraud Prevention & Detection Fee* $500
H-1B extension
H-1B amendment
Form I-129 filing fee $325 UH college/school/unit/dept
Premium Processing Service for I-129 (optional) Form I-907 filing fee $1225 UH college/school/unit/dept
H-4 change of status
H-4 extension
Form I-539 filing fee $290 May be paid by employee

* The Fraud Prevention & Detection Fee, which does not have its own form, should be stapled to Form I-129.


E-3 [top]

E-3 employees are prohibited from paying any of the fees associated with filing E-3 petitions. The UH college/school/unit/department is responsible for paying all E-3-related fees (excluding the Form I-539 filing fee for E-3D dependents).

An E-3 petition does not need to be filed for an employee who will enter the U.S. in E-3 status from abroad. In such a case, no E-3 petition fees apply, but if he/she needs an E-3 entry visa from a U.S. embassy/consulate, he/she will need to pay an E-3 visa fee.

Type of Petition/Application Type of Fee Fee Amount
Change of status to E-3
Change of E-3 employer to UH
Concurrent E-3 employment
E-3 extension
Form I-129 filing fee $325
E-3D change of status
E-3D extension
Form I-539 filing fee $290



TN [top]

All TN petition fees may be paid by the TN employee.

Type of Petition/Application Type of Fee Fee Amount
Change of status to TN
Change of TN employer to UH
Concurrent TN employment
TN extension
Form I-129 filing fee $325
Premium Processing Service for I-129 (optional) Form I-907 filing fee $1225
TD change of status
TD extension
Form I-539 filing fee $290



O-1 [top]

All O-1 petition fees may be paid by the O-1 employee.

Type of Petition/Application Type of Fee Fee Amount
O-1 initial entry from abroad
Change of status to O-1
Change of O-1 employer to UH
Concurrent O-1 employment
O-1 extension
Form I-129 filing fee $325
Premium Processing Service for I-129 (optional) Form I-907 filing fee $1225
O-3 change of status
O-3 extension
Form I-539 filing fee $290



Permanent Residence Process [top]

The following fees may be paid by the employee.

Type of Petition/Application Type of Fee Fee Amount
Employment-based immigrant petition Form I-140 filing fee $580
Application to adjust status to permanent resident while in the U.S. Form I-485 filing fee + biometric fee $1070
If under 14 & filing with a parent’s I-485: Form I-485 filing fee
$635
If under 14 & filing separately from parents’ I-485s: Form I-485 filing fee $985
If age 79 or older: Form I-485 filing fee $985
Premium Processing Service for I-140* (optional) Form I-907 filing fee $1225

* Premium processing service attaches only to the I-140. It will not speed up the processing of a labor certification application or an I-485 application, nor will it expedite an individual's priority date.


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