UCI International Center

Recharge & Other Fees

Section 1

Below are the fee requirements and responsibilities for J-1, H-1B, and TN applications. Review the fees below, follow the instructions provided on the Scholar Recharge Form (link below), and keep a copy of this information for your records.

J-1 Scholars

FeeFee RepsonsibilityPurposeRequired/OptionalPayable By/To:
$50 Department IC Services Required Recharge

H-1B Specialty Occupation

Fee*Fee Responsibility:PurposeRequired/OptionalPayable By/To:
$500 Department IC Services Required Recharge
$1200 Department

H-1B Exception Fee; Fee is assessed when department forgoes all other employment visa options.

Optional

Recharge
$460 Department

USCIS H-1B Petition Filing Fee

Required

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$500 Department USCIS Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee Required, except for H-1B Extension/Amendment Cases U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$1225 Department Premium Processing Fee Optional U.S. Department of Homeland Security
$370 Department/Employee Dependent Fee Optional U.S. Department of Homeland Security

*In cases where legal counsel is obtained for an H-1B petition, additional fees may apply.
**Click for detailed summary of USCIS fees and payment methods.

Premium Processing for H-1B

Premium processing is an optional fee that USCIS charges to expedite petition processing in 15 days. Upgrading to premium processing can be done at any time during petition processing by payment of the fee above to USCIS. A department may determine that it becomes necessary if delays occur in filing the petition, petition is still pending close to the H-1B start date, or if international travel plans indicate a need for the employee to leave the U.S. urgently. 

TN: Treaty NAFTA

FeeFee RepsonsibilityPurposeRequired/OptionalPayable By/To:
$250 Department IC Services Required Recharge
$460 Department/Employee USCIS TN Petition Filing Fee  Optional, fee only applies in some cases. Please contact the International Center for more information.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security