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.
Information for CU Denver Payment Voucher created at CU Marketplace:
Supplier: Select “US Department of Homeland” and “California Service Center”
Payee Type: Non-Employee
Warrant Delivery Code: Select "Campus Mail" and type “A005/185” as campus mailbox. The check will be sent directly to ISSS.
Business Purpose: Select “Immigration/Visa Fees” and include the H-1B Beneficiary’s name in the description.
Amount: Include the appropriate amounts from the chart below.
|H1-B (Form I-129)
||$325 (can be combined with premium processing fee)|
|H-1B (anti-fraud fee for initial petition)
||$500 (must be separate voucher)|
|Optional premieum processing (Form I-907)
||$1,225 (can be combined with I-129 fee)|
|H-4 for dependent(s) (Form I-539)**
||$290 (must be separate check or voucher)|
**Only if dependents are in the U.S. and requesting change of status.
**Personal check or money order from H-4 also acceptable.
Commodity Code: 13 – Professional Services and Training
Attach Form G-1055: (USCIS Filing Fees). Download URL/Link from USCIS site (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/g-1055.pdf )
Invoice Number: This is a unique identifier for your department’s tracking purposes. In the absence of a departmental system for invoices, the H-1B beneficiary’s last name or initials combined with “H1B” to identify the purpose of the invoice can be entered here. For example, “JonesH1B.”
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.