Fee Requirements

There are various fees charged in H-1B applications, most must be paid by the employer; please review the list below for details. All fees should be on separate checks, all made out to “Department of Homeland Security”

H-1B Petition Filing Fee
The base petition fee, for the filing of the H-1B petition, is $325. This fee should be paid by the employer.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B PROCESSING UNIT
24000 Avila Road, Room 2312
Laguna Nigel, CA 92677

Employer $500 Anti-Fraud Fee
This "government fraud protection/detection fee" is a one-time fee. This fee is required for any scholar seeking H-1B status with Yale for the first time, even if they are already in the U.S. in H-1B status with another employer. This fee must be paid by the employer.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B PROCESSING UNIT
24000 Avila Road, Room 2312
Laguna Nigel, CA 92677

(Optional) Expedited Processing Fee
Premium Processing is the USCIS expedited processing in which they will adjudicate an application within 15 business days. This process only affects the last step of the H-1B process, and does not change the Department of Labor steps which proceed it (taking about 60-90 days.) Premium Processing is not normally necessary with H-1B extensions, speak to an OISS advisor for details. The fee for Premium Processing is an additional $1,225. Due to legal compliance issues this fee should be paid by Yale, and not the scholar. The fee may be paid by the scholar only if it is the personal request of the scholar and unrelated to employment needs. Additionally it must be demonstrated that paying the fee will not put the scholar’s annual income below the prevailing wage (see Prevailing Wage).

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
California Service Center
PREMIUM PROCESSING
ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B PROCESSING UNIT
24000 Avila Road, Room 2312
Laguna Nigel, CA 92677

Family Members
Dependent application for H-4 status for any amount of family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) is $290. This fee may be paid by the department or the scholar.