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Compare Visa Types, Fees and Processing Times

Use the table below to find processing times and fees for the various visitor and employee visa types. Please note the OISS processing times are the minimum; requests can be submitted up to 6 months in advance of the start date. 

Visa Type

OISS Processing Time

External Processing Time

OISS Fees

USCIS  Fees

Attorney Fees

J-1

2 weeks

Varies based on consulate

$325

$200 rush fee; automatically applied if request is submitted within 2 weeks of program start date

n/a

 n/a

New H-1B 

3 months in advance of start date

2 - 3 weeks with USCIS premium processing

 

Overseas requests will vary by Consulate

 

$1,400

$460 I-29 fee*

$500 fraud fee*

$2,500 premium processing fee *

If the H-1B petition receives request for evidence (RFE), then attorney fees can range $1,000 - 3,500 depending on complexity.

H-1B Change of Employer

3 months in advance of start date

2-3 weeks with USCIS for Receipt Notice

$1,400

$460 I-29 fee*

$500 fraud fee*

Optional:
$2,500 premium processing fee*

 n/a

H-1B Amendment

3 months in advance of start date

2-3 weeks with USCIS for Receipt Notice

$1,400

$460 I-129 processing*

Optional: $2,500 premium processing fee

 n/a

H-1B Extension

3 months in advance of start date

2-3 weeks with USCIS for Receipt Notice

$1,400

$460 I-129 processing*

Optional: $2,500 premium processing fee

 n/a

E-3 Overseas

3 months

Varies based on consulate

$1,400

n/a

 n/a

E-3 within the U.S.

3 months

Varies but usually 4-12 months with USCIS for Approval Notice

$1,400

$460 I-129 processing and $500 fraud fee*

 n/a

TN

2 months

Varies for Mexicans based on consulate; n/a for Canadians

n/a

n/a

 n/a

TN (if requesting a change of status or an extension from within the U.S.)

2 months

Varies but usually 4-12 months with USCIS for Approval Notice

n/a

$460 I-129 processing*

 n/a

B1

1 month

Varies based on consulate

n/a

n/a

 n/a

LPR

Varies

Varies

$2,500

 

 Varies

Checks for external (USCIS) fees:

* Checks for external (USCIS) fees need to be requested through Accounts Payable. Please see the H-1B Check Request process and complete the H1-B Check Request Form