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 - $325

Form I-129

This is the base petition fee, for the filing of the H-1B petition.  

This fee is 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 Anti-Fraud Fee - $500

This Government Fraud Protection/Detection Fee is a one-time fee. This fee is required for any worker seeking H-1B status with the Medical Center for the first time, even if they are already in the U.S. in H-1B status with another employer.

This fee is 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 - $1225

Form I-907

Premium Processing is the USCIS expedited processing for H-1B petitions. For an additional fee of $1225, USCIS guarantees that it will process and make a decision within 15 calendar days of filing. This process only affects the last step of the H-1B process, and does not change the Department of Labor steps (which require about 60-90 days).  

Premium Processing is not normally necessary with H-1B extensions. Contact the Office of International Services for details.  

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 - $290

This fee is for application for H-4 status for any number of family members (spouse and children under 21) is $290.

This fee may be paid by the employer or the worker.

Quick Reference

Pamela Redmond
Immigration Specialist

336-716-1194

predmond@wakehealth.edu

Hours
M-F, 10 am - 5 pm
Office of International Services
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27407
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