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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.

FSIS's holiday schedule
FSIS will close from December 25 and will reopen on January 2.

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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