H-1B Visa – Fees
Fees Paid by Sponsoring Department
Effective November 1, 2010 please request UT Southwestern Medical Center checks in the amounts shown below:
A separate check must be requested for each fee. As documentation for the CKR sent to Accounting, provide a copy of supervisor's letter, and print and attach fee information form.
- $325 processing fee payable to Department of Homeland Security
- $500 "Fraud Prevention and Detection" fee (required for first H-1B visa petition for employment with UT Southwestern, only) payable to Department of Homeland Security
- $1,225 expedited processing fee, if desired. Payable to Department of Homeland Security. Expedited processing ensures that the USCIS will process the case in 15 working days.
NOTE: By regulation we as employer must document a "required" wage for each H-1B visa employee as part of the H-1B petition process. Payment of any of the above fees by the beneficiary of the H-1B visa petition is considered a deduction from wages and could result in failure to pay the "required" wage. Therefore UT Southwestern policy requires that these fees always be paid by the sponsoring department.
Fee Paid by Beneficiary of the H-1B Visa Petition:
- $290 fee for spouse/children currently present in the U.S. to and applying for extension of H-4 dependent visa classification payable to Department of Homeland Security. This fee must be issued as a separate personal check, money order, or institutional check (if paid by sponsoring UT Southwestern department.)