Compare Visa Types, Fees, & Processing Times

Use the table below to find the internal and external processing times for the various visitor and employee visa types. Please note that the internal process time refers to the time it takes the IO to process the request (beginning after receiving a complete request, including all documents on the checklist).

Visa Type Internal Processing Time External Processing Time Internal Fees External Fees
J-1 2 weeks Varies based on visa/consulate $241; Rush is an extra $200, applied
if request is within 2 weeks of the start date.
n/a
New H-1B (or new to NU) 3 months 3-4 months with UCSIS for Approval Notice $706 $325 I-129 processing* and $500 fraud fee*
H-1B Extension 3 months 2-3 weeks with UCSIS for Receipt Notice $706 $325 I-129 processing*
H-1B UCSIS Premium Processing 3 months 2-3 weeks with UCSIS for Receipt and Approval Notice $706 $1225* in addition to $325 and $500 listed above
E-3 Overseas 1 month Varies based on visa/consulate $711 n/a
E-3 within the U.S. 3 months 2-3 weeks with UCSIS for Receipt and Approval Notice $711 $325 I-129 processing* and $500 fraud fee*
TN 2 weeks n/a n/a n/a
B1 2 weeks Varies based on visa/consulate n/a n/a
LPR Varies Varies $789 Varies based on attorney fees

* Checks need to be requested through Accounts Payable. For more information about requesting checks, please see the Check Request Form.