Visa Services Online Payment Instructions

The International Faculty & Scholars Office at UC San Diego charges fees to departments for its services in issuing documentation for international scholars to pursue exchange program activities or employment at UC San Diego. 

The recharge fee can now be paid online by completing the Visa Services Online Recharge Form; simply log-in under "Business Systems" with your Single-Sign-On user name and password and complete the questions.  An email with transaction contents will be sent to the departmental administrator making the transaction, the budget person indicated in the transaction by the departmental administrator, and to IFSO.

For questions or concerns about the online recharge process, please contact our office at ifsorecharge@ucsd.edu.

Please note: We cannot begin processing any requests, regardless of payment date or application submission, until we have the completed request package and payment.

The online payment process allows departments to make payments by index numbers or J-1 Exchange Visitors to pay the J-1 service fee and/or RUSH fee directly using their credit card; the process must be initiated by the sponsoring department completing the Visa Services Online Recharge Form.

Credit Card: If the department checks the "credit card" payment option, an email alerting the prospective J-1 scholar will be sent to them, with details on how to pay the fee using their credit card.  IFSO will verify that payment is made prior to issuing the requested DS-2019.

Regular processing time for J-1 scholar applications by the International Faculty & Scholar Office is ten business days, provided all required information/documentation has been submitted by the sponsoring department; "RUSH" fee service reduces processing time to five business days (often fewer).

H-1B Recharge Payment

Fee payments for H-1B and Labor Certification must be paid by the sponsoring department via index number. They cannot be passed onto the UC San Diego international employee; nor can the employee pay any of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services filing fee costs. 

Regular processing time for an H-1B petition is three months, provided all required information/documentation has been submitted by the sponsoring department; "RUSH" fee service is required when a department is requesting that an H-1B petition be submitted to USCIS in less than three months.

Visit H-1B Visa: Initial Application for general information and processing times. 

FOR THOSE IN HEALTH SCIENCES VC AREA: WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING A MORE COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF DEPARTMENTS AND MAIL CODES; FOR NOW, YOU MAY LEAVE VC AREA SELECTION BLANK.  WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE.

Visa Fees


*Recharge rates effective July 1, 2017*

J-1 Initial $475
J-1 Extension $250
J-1 RUSH $200
H-1B $2200
H-1B RUSH $600
O-1 initial $4000
O-1 extension $1500
Labor Certification (LC) $2200
I-140 Immigrant petition (based on LC) $2200
I-140 Immigrant Petition (Outstanding Researcher) $5000
I-485 Adjustment to Permanent Residency $1500
*Online recharge submissions and/or request packets received July 1 or later will require the new fee, as will any requests that are submitted and remain incomplete prior to July 1.

Contact Us

International Faculty & Scholar Office (IFSO)
Phone:
(858) 246-1448
Email:
ischolars@ucsd.edu

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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