H1b Processing Fees and Timeline

Premium Processing is optional but necessary for most petitions
 Service Processing Time Fee
OIP Processing 7-10 days $1200
Dept. of Labor LCA 7 days  No fee
USCIS Processing 6-9 months $960 first petition

$460 -extension petition

USCIS Premium Processing 15 days $1410

Please note that OIP will request make all check requests.  The funds will be charged to the account you provide in the H1b request form.

Electing USCIS Premium Processing service, does not affect the time OIP needs to process the initial steps of the application. Regardless of the type of service requested, once USCIS approves the application, the OIP will forward the approval notice to the prospective employee. He/she must apply for an H-1B visa at a US Embassy or Consulate that will enable the scholar to enter the US and commence employment.