Fees and Checks

Department Responsibility

  • Departments are responsible for paying the USCIS filing fees and U-M International Center processing fees associated with an immigrant or nonimmigrant petition.
  • If the department requires a quick decision from USCIS, the department is responsible for paying the USCIS expedited processing fee.
  • Departments must pay the U-M International Center case processing fee by University shortcode. The USCIS filing fee must be paid by U-M check made out to Department of Homeland Security and sent to the U-M International Center. Specific instructions will be provided at the point a department submits a case request.
  • In the case of a cancelled request, FSIS may issue a partial refund of the IC processing fee. The amount of the refund depends on at what stage the request is cancelled.

Foreign National Responsibility

  • Foreign national employees are responsible for paying USCIS filing fees associated with their dependents, and may pay this fee by personal check, certified check, or money order made out to Department of Homeland Security.  The hiring unit may elect to cover this cost.
  • If the foreign national elects USCIS expedited processing for his/her own (non work-related) convenience, s/he is responsible for providing a personal check to cover the fee.
  • The foreign national is responsible for paying the fees related to the visa application at the U.S. consulate.

Fee Schedule for Employment Based Visas

  • Effective 12/23/16, several USCIS fees increased. The amounts below reflect these new, increased rates
Type Preparer Legal or International Center Processing Fee US Government Filing Fees Total Hiring Unit Expenses Other/ Dependent Costs (excl. cost associated w/ visa application). These costs are not a department responsibility.
H-1B International Center New/Transfer: $1,300 $960 Standard new/transfer: $2,260 $290 for in country application for dependents (I-539 filing fee)
Optional premium processing: $1,225 Premium new/transfer: $3,485
Extension/Amendment: $1,125 $460 Standard extension/amendment: $1,585
Optional premium processing: $1,225 Premium extension/amendment: $2,810
TN International Center In Country Petition: $1,000 $460 Standard: $1,460
Optional premium processing: $1,225 Premium Processing: $2,685
Travel Letter: $250 0 $250
E-3 International Center In Country Petition: $1,000 $460 $1,460
Travel Petition: $400 0 $400
J-1 International Center 0 0 0 $180 SEVIS fee
O-1 Retained Counsel

Initial petition: $4,000

IC case management fee: $100

$460 Standard initial: $4,560 $350 for all dependents
Optional premium processing: $1,225 Premium initial: $5,785

Extension: $2,500

IC case management fee: $100

$460 Standard extension: $3,060
Optional premium processing: $1,225 Premium extension: $4,285

Green Card

Special Handling Labor Certification

All Positions w/ Teaching Duties

International Center

IC Processing: $1,825

AOS legal fee: $1,500

IC case management fee: $100

I-140: $700

I-485: $1,140

Biometrics: $85

Total: $1,925

$5,350

Medical Exams & Vaccinations

Pictures

 

AOS: $500/adult dependent

AOS: $350/ minor under the age of 14

AOS complications

 

NOTE: The I-140 (Immigrant Petition) can be filed under Premium Processing. This is optional. The government filing fee for this service is $1,225

Retained Counsel for Adjustment of Status (AOS) component Plus cost of recruitment, if applicable

Green Card

Basic Labor Certification – filed by FSIS

Research Faculty

International Center

IC Processing: $2,000

AOS legal fee: $1,500

IC case management fee: $100

I-140: $700

I-485: $1,140

Biometrics: $85

Total: $1,925

$5,525
Retained Counsel for Adjustment of Status (AOS) component Plus cost of recruitment

Green Card filed by Retained Counsel

Basic Labor Certification (positions w/o teaching duties)

EB-1b (OPR)

Retained Counsel

$4,500 + hourly rate for substantive Request for Evidence (RFE) or ALC appeal

IC case management fee: $100

I-140: $700

I-485: $1,140

Biometrics: $85

Total: $1,925

$6,525
Plus cost of recruitment, if applicable
Note: the University of Michigan generally does not sponsor green card applications that do not require employer sponsorship, such as EB-1a, NIW or family-based applications
J-Waiver (IGA) Retained Counsel

Legal fee: $5,000

IC case management: $100

$215 $5,315 NA
Renewal of Employment Authorization Document (EAD) Advance Parole Travel Document - based on AOS Retained Counsel Legal fee: $350 $0 $350 $350 per dependent

 

For printable PDF version of the table, refer to the Fee Schedule for Employment Based Visas.