H-1B petitions require USCIS filing fees. A copy of the official USCIS filing fee list, Form G-1055, can be found at this link: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/g-1055.pdf.
For an H-1B petition for a scholar new to the University, the basic Form I-129 filing fee is $325 and the anti-fraud fee is $500. These fees must be paid by the unit planning to hire the H-1B international employee. The two fees must be paid with two separate checks, so two payment vouchers will be required.
Premium processing may be required if the normal H-1B processing time is too slow to accommodate the H-1B employee’s starting date. The premium processing fee, Form I-907, is $1225. If the fee is for the convenience of the scholar, such as accommodating travel plans, the scholar may be asked to pay the fee. If the fee is required to allow the H-1B employee start on time, the hiring unit should pay the premium processing fee.
If the in-coming scholar is in the United States and has dependents who wish to be in H-4 status, the filing fee for the I-539 form required for the dependents is $290. This fee can be paid either by the scholar or by the hiring unit.
Payment vouchers for the filing fees being paid by the University should be completed as follows:
Payee: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, California Service Center, 24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor, Room 2312, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Vendor Number: 200423
Accounting Information Description: this section should include the USCIS Form Number and either “application fee”, “anti-fraud fee,” or “premium processing fee.”
Accounting Information Account #: 552626 (fees and licenses)
Warrant Handling Instructions: complete as follows:
1) Choose "Campus Mail" from the Warrant Delivery Code drop-down menu (C.M.).
2) Type “A005/185 DC” in the Warrant Delivery Box area. The check will be delivered directly to ISSS.
Federal Express Charges
ISSS sends all H-1B petitions to the USCIS by Federal Express. The hiring unit can either enclose a completed Federal Express airbill for ISSS use, or provide ISSS with either a Federal Express account number and/or speed type, and ISSS will create the Federal Express label. If premium processing is requested, a second Federal Express airbill will be required for returning the approval notice via Federal Express to USSS.