H-1B Application: Required Forms and Documents

Once you have reviewed the H-1B application process and timeline, see below for all forms and documents required from both the hiring department and employee.

Required From the Hiring Department

Required From the Prospective/Continuing Employee

Premium Processing

For all initial H-1B petitions, or any H-1B petitions that must be approved in 4 months or less, or urgent travel is required for the H-1B visa holder, it is advised that hiring departments will be required to pay the "Premium Processing Fee" in order to expedite the H-1B petition processing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Please feel free to contact our scholar advisors by email with any questions about the timing of the H-1B petition.

The Premium Processing Fee is $1,410 (effective October 1, 2018).

Information for the Departments

Departments may request through Brandeis Accounts Payable a check for the Premium Processing Fee. The check request for $1,410 should be made payable to "U.S. Department of Homeland Security", with an address of:

Premium Processing Service
USCIS – California Service Center
ATTN: CAP EXEMPT H-1B Processing Unit
24000 Avila Road, 2nd Floor, Room 2312
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677