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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. 

 

Recharge rates for IFSO’s service fees are scheduled to increase January 1, 2019.  

Incomplete requests received prior to this date will be charged the new rate if they remain incomplete after 12/31/2018.  All requests arriving in our office on or after 1/1/2019 will be charged the new recharge rates.  A comparison of the rate is included in the Fee Breakdown section below.

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.

Online Recharge Form

Fee Breakdown

 

CURRENT IFSO FEES FEES AS OF JANUARY 1, 2019
J-1 Scholar Initial Application Fee ($475) J-1 Scholar Initial Application Fee ($525)
J-1 Scholar Initial Application AND RUSH Fee ($675) J-1 Scholar Initial Application AND RUSH Fee ($825)
J-1 Scholar Extension Application Fee ($250) J-1 Scholar Extension Application Fee ($350)
J-1 Scholar Extension Application AND RUSH Fee ($450) J-1 Scholar Extension Application AND RUSH Fee ($650)
J-1 Rush Fee- this fee is in ADDITION to other applicable J-1 Fees ($200) J-1 Rush Fee- this fee is in ADDITION to other applicable J-1 Fees ($300)
H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker ($2200) H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker ($2500)
H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker AND RUSH Fee ($2800) H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker AND RUSH Fee ($3200)
H-1B RUSH- this fee is in ADDITION to other applicable H-1B Fees ($600) Employment-Based RUSH Fee--this is in ADDITION to other applicable fees ($700)
E-3 Australian Specialty Occupation Worker ($2200) E-3 Australian Specialty Occupation Worker ($2500)
O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Initial ($4000) O-1 Extraordinary Ability/H-1B Physician of Renown ($4000)
Perm Residence with Outside Attorney –IFSO Oversight Fee Only ($400) IFSO oversight fee for Outside Attorney ($500)
Permanent Residence: Extension I-131 Advance Parole ($300) Permanent Residence: Extension I-131 Advance Parole ($350)
Permanent Residence: Extension I-765 EAD Card ($300) Permanent Residence: Extension I-765 EAD Card ($350)
Permanent Residence: Labor Certification ($2200) Permanent Residence: Labor Certification ($2400)
Permanent Residence: I-140 Faculty via Labor Certification ($2200) Permanent Residence: I-140 Faculty via Labor Certification ($2400)
Permanent Residence: I-140 Outstanding Researcher ($5000) Permanent Residence: I-140 Outstanding Researcher ($5500)
Permanent Residence: I-485 Child ($1000) Permanent Residence: I-485 Child ($1000)
Permanent Residence: I-485 Principal ($1500) Permanent Residence: I-485 Principal ($2000)
Permanent Residence: I-485 Spouse ($1500) Permanent Residence: I-485 Spouse ($2000)
TN – Trade NAFTA ($850) TN – Trade NAFTA ($900)
NEW FEE: Permanent Residence I-485 J Supplement ($350)
NEW FEE: Unique Circumstance Attorney Support ($350/hour)

J-1 Recharge 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.

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 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. 

Each fee must be issued on a separate check.

IFSO processing time for an H-1B petition is two months, provided all required information/documentation has been submitted by the sponsoring department. 

Any complete H-1B packet requesting a start date in less than three-month’s time from submission to IFSO will be charged the IFSO RUSH fee of $600. Our standard processing time remains two months, but mailing and USCIS processing times also must be calculated when planning for an H-1B start date.  

Visit http://ifso.ucsd.edu/dept-facilitators/h1b/index.html for general information and processing times. 

Permanent Residency Recharge Payment

Fee payment for Labor Certification (LC) must be paid by the sponsoring department via index number. The fee cannot be passed onto the UC San Diego international employee.

Questions?

For questions, concerns or to make a correction 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.