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On Oct. 24, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced an increase in fees required for most immigration applications and petitions. The increase will become effective on Dec. 23, 2016. Please reference the fee structure to appropriately budget for applicable costs. It is important to note that current internal processing times to prepare a petition to be sent to USCIS is averaging 8-10 weeks. Any case submitted beyond Oct. 28, 2016 will be charged in accordance to the increased fee structure.

Immigration Petition Type Base Government and VUMC Immigration Processing Fee(s) Base Government and VUMC Immigration Processing Fee(s)
Effective Dec. 23, 2016
New VUMC H-1B $1,725.00  $1,860.00
H-1B Extension $1,625.00  $1,760.00
H-1B Amendment $1,200.00  $1,335.00
VUMC E-3 $1,725.00  $1,300.00
TN (processed in the US) $1,225.00  $1,300.00
TN (processed at the border) $900.00  $900.00
New VUMC O-1 $4,500.00  $4,635.00
O-1 Extension $3,500.00  $3,635.00
Premium Processing $1,225.00  $1,225.00
Dependent Processing (H-4) $550.00  $630.00
Request for Evidence $150.00 - $1,000.00  $150 - $1,000.00
Translations or Evaluations $75.00 - $250.00  $75.00 - $250.00
***The department sponsoring a foreign national is responsible for all fees associated with the immigration case. This includes items such as: premium processing, request for evidence fees, translations and/or evaluations, and any additional legal fees associated with the case including fees accrued after the base fee has been charged.***

 

Permanent Residency Type Base Government and VUMC Immigration Processing Fee(s) Base Government and VUMC Immigration Processing Fee(s)
Effective Dec. 23, 2016
EB-1 Extraordinary Ability $7,000.00 I-140 Filing: $3,620.00
I-485 Filing: $1,355.00
EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Researcher $7,000.00 I-140 Filing: $3,620.00
I-485 Filing: $1,355.00
EB-2 National Interest Waiver $7,000.00 I-140 Filing: $3,620.00
I-485 Filing: $1,355.00
EB-2 Advanced Degree $7,000.00 I-140 Filing: $3,620.00
I-485 Filing: $1,355.00
EB-3 Professional Worker $7,000.00 I-140 Filing: $3,620.00
I-485 Filing: $1,355.00
Premium Processing $1,225.00  $1,225.00
Dependent Processing (under 14 year) $1,065.00  $1,220.00
Dependent Processing (over 14 year) $1,500.00  $1,655.00
Translations or Evaluations $75.00 - $250.00  $75.00 - $250.00
Advertising Fees Varies  Varies
***The department sponsoring a foreign national is responsible for all fees associated with the immigration case. This includes items such as: premium processing, request for evidence fees, translations and/or evaluations, advertising fees, and any additional legal fees associated with the case including fees accrued after the base fee has been charged.***

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