Immigration Service Fees


Beginning July 1, 2019 KU International Affairs (KUIA) will be required to charge fees for the services listed below.  For those applications started before this date, but not complete prior to the July 2019 start date there will be no fee charged. The implementation of a fee structure is necessary to ensure KU retains the internal capacity to perform this work and hold costs to the unit to a minimum. The fee covers the average professional time involved in case processing only and is not meant to generate additional revenue to KU or to KU International Affairs.

Billing Process

For fees covered by KU departments, you will be contacted by International Support Services for appropriate DARBI billing information. If you have questions about the billing process please contact iss@ku.edu.

Non-Immigrant Visa Service Fee

J-1 Research Scholar, Professor, Short-term scholar

J-1 research scholar, professor, short-term scholar
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$207 KU International AffairsInitial J-1. Processing and support for initial J-1s in the categories of Research Scholar, Professor, & Short-Term Scholars.J-1 employee/ visiting scholar or KU Department
$103KU International AffairsExtension of J-1 program.  Processing and support for initial J-1s in the categories of Research Scholar, Professor, & Short-Term Scholars.J-1 employee/ visiting scholar or KU Department

                             

J-1 Student Intern

J-1 student intern
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$531KU International AffairsJ-1 Student Intern at KU: Processing and support for initial J-1s in the category of J InternJ-1 student intern or KU Department
$1,031KU International AffairsJ-1 Student Intern Non-KU: Processing and support for initial J-1s in the category of J InternJ-1 student intern or KU Department

Additional Costs associated with the J-1 process: J-1 individuals typically pay their own SEVIS fee ($220) to DHS and their own visa application fees at the US Consulate abroad ($160) and pay the costs associated with their family members obtaining J-1 dependent status ($370+ $85 per family member if in the US or $160 visa application fee per person if outside the US.).


H-1b Initial, Amendment & Extension

H-1b initial, amendment, extension
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$460US Department of Homeland SecurityH-1B petition filing fee (USCIS Form I-129).Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$500US Department of Homeland SecurityH-1B Anti-fraud fee. Not required for H-1B extension or amendment cases.Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-premium cases, this fee for expedited service has become routinely necessary.Federally Mandated Employer Pays.
$1,237KU International AffairsService fee for each type of H-1B petition, initial, extensions and amendmentsFederally Mandated Employer Pays.

All H-1B Fees must be paid by the employer.

Additional Costs associated with the H-1B process: H-1B employees typically pay their own visa application fees at the US Consulate abroad ($190) and pay the costs associated with their family members obtaining H-4 dependent status ($370+ $85 per family member if in the US or $160 visa application fee per person if outside the US.)


O-1 Initial & Amendment

O-1 initial & amendment
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$460US Department of Homeland SecurityO-1 Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129)Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessaryEmployer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$2,165KU International AffairsProcessing of I-129 and support for initial or amended O-1Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

O-1 Extension

O-1 extension
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$460US Department of Homeland SecurityO-1 Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129)Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessaryEmployer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$531KU International AffairsProcessing of I-129 and support for extension of O-1Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

TN Initial & Amendment

TN initial & amendment
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho pays?
$460US Department of Homeland SecruityTN Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129)Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessaryEmployer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$495KU International AffairsProcessing and support for initial &amendment TN cases.Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

TN Extension

TN extension
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho pays?
$460US Department of Homeland SecurityTN Petition Filing Fee (USCIS Form I-129)Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Processing Service Fee. Due to length of time for USCIS to process non-expedited cases, this has become routinely necessary.Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$295KU International AffairsProcessing and support for initial &amendment TN cases.Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

Permanent Resident Service Fees

Special Handling Labor Certification

special handling labor certification
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
  Special Handling Labor Certification with US Dept. of Labor, no costs to file at this time. Initiates the permanent residency process for teaching positions 
$700US Department of Homeland SecurityImmigrant Petition for Alien Workers (USCIS form I-140). Second step of the employment-based permanent residency process for teaching positionsEmployer pays
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary.Employee may pay this fee
$2,586KU International AffairsFee to prepare, maintain, and advise on labor certification, I-140, and I-485J.Federally Mandated Employer Pays

EB-1B Outstanding Researcher/Professor

EB-1B outstanding researcher/professor
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
$700US Department of Homeland SecurityImmigrant Petition for Alien Workers (USCIS form I-140). First step of the employment-based permanent residency process for Outstanding Researchers and ProfessorsEmployer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary.Employee may pay this fee
$2,010KU International AffairsFee to prepare, maintain, and advise on I-140, and I-485J.Employer pays if KU files, not required to be paid for by employer if outside attorney files

Standard Labor Certification

standard labor certification
Fee
Amount
RecipientDescriptionWho Pays?
  Standard Labor Certification with US Dept. of Labor, no costs to file at this time. Initiates the permanent residency process for non-teaching positions 
$700US Department of Homeland SecuritySecond step of the employment-based permanent residency process for non-teaching positions 
$1,440US Department of Homeland SecurityPremium Process Service Fee (USCIS form I-907). To expedite form I-140. Contact KUIA to help determine if necessary.Employee may pay this fee
Attorney will confirm feesDesignated Outside Immigration CounselFee to prepare and file Labor Certification and I-140.Costs associated with the labor certification process (including preparation fees) must be paid by the employer. These cases are not prepared in house by KUIA, but must be prepared by designated outside immigration counsel.