The process of applying for an EB-1 visa has recently been streamlined. As a result, the various steps and fees are much easier to navigate. This is excellent news for people who are planning to immigrate to the U.S. to work in California.
Fees for EB1 and EB2 visas can be paid either inside or outside of the U.S. The various fees that you will encounter while preparing to apply for your visa can be listed as follows:
If you file within the U.S.
You will need to file Form I-140. This form is also known as “Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.” The fee for doing so is $700. It will normally be paid by the employer who chooses to sponsor you. There is also an Immigrant Fee of $220.
You will then need to file Form I-485. This is the official application to adjust status for all applicants who currently live in the U.S. The filing fee is $1140.
There is also an associated Biometrics fee of $85. This fee is required for all applicants between the ages of 14 and 70.
If you file while outside the U.S.
Those who apply for an EB-1 visa outside of the U.S. must first file Form I-140, “Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker.” Doing so will require a filing fee of $700. This is usually paid by the employer who sponsors you.
You will then need to file Form DS-260. To do so, you must pay a filing fee of $345.
You must then file Form I-864, also known as “Affidavit of Support.” This involves a filing fee of $120.
Finally, you must also pay a Biometrics fee of $85. This is required for all applicants between the ages of 14 and 70.