The Department of Homeland Security current filing fees for an initial H-1B sponsorship are as follows:
- I-129 employer petition: $460.00
- Anti-fraud fee: $500.00
- Premium Processing fee: $1,440.00
The Immigration Services office at UGA is a cost recovery program and so fees are charged for sponsorship services in order to fund the operations of our office.
Immigration Services’ Fee Information
UGA departments paying these fees may pay them from departmental discretionary accounts (foundation, UGARF F&A return (900 accounts), or residual balance (950 accounts).
With the exception of the premium processing fee all the above fees must be paid by the sponsoring department and may not be paid by the employee. The employee may pay the premium processing fee only if the annual salary paid to the employee is at least $1,440.00 more than the prevailing wage for the position set by the Department of Labor.