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2019-2020 OIA Visa Recharge Fees

COVID-19 UPDATE: ISS SERVICES 

Due to the COVID-19 situation, our main office (KL-101) is closed until further notice, but we remain available remotely, M-F 8:00-5:00, to answer questions and provide remote advising and other services. We are also available to address any emergencies.

 Employment-based visas: Becky Mirza (bmirza@ucmerced.edu; 209-355-0913)

J-1 scholar visas: Rico Johnson (rjohnson26@ucmerced.edu; 209-355-1018)

Student (F-1, J-1) visas: Lacey Long-Vejar (llongvejar@ucmerced.edu; 209-259-8913)

ISS-related emergencies: Becky Mirza (209-355-0913)

Other queries & concerns: Garett Gietzen (ggietzen@ucmerced.edu; 209-285-9780)

Expense Type Fee Amount Notes
J-1 Visas
J-1 Initial Service Fee $650 Per scholar. Must be paid by recharge.
J-1 Visa Transfer Fee $650 Per scholar. Must be paid by recharge.
J-1 Extension Service Fee $650 Per scholar. Must be paid by recharge.
J-2 Initial Service Fee $550 Fee for dependents (J-2). Can be paid by J-1 scholar.
J-2 Visa Extension Fee $550 Fee for dependents (J-2). Can be paid by J-1 scholar.
General Expedite Service Fee $350 Per scholar; applies when complete request is received under OIA suggested timelines posted on the ISS Website
Document Re-issue $350 Fee will be waived if re-issue is caused by changes originated by OIA processes or the changes needed were unforeseeable or unpreventable with proper and timely planning
H Visas
H-1B Visa Initial Service Fee $750 Must be paid by UC Merced
H 1-B Extension Service Fee $750 Must be paid by UC Merced
H-4 Initial Service Fee $550 Can be paid by UCM or H-1B holder
H-4 Extension Service Fee $550 Can be paid by UCM or H-1B holder
General Expedite Service Fee $350 Per scholar; applies when complete request is received under OIA suggested timelines posted on the ISS Website
Permanent Residency (PR)
PR Initial Service Fee $750 Must be paid by UC Merced
General Expedite Service Fee $350 Per scholar; applies when complete request is received under OIA suggested timelines posted on the ISS Website
Student Visas
F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2 $0 Traditionally admitted, degree seeking students and UCEAP reciprocity students.
F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2 $125 Summer Session; English Language Institute
Other Non-Immigrant Visas
E3 (Australia) $550 UC Merced Sponsored
O-1 Initial Service Fee $750

UC Merced Sponsored

O-1 Extension Service Fee $750 UC Merced Sponsored
TN $225 UC Merced Sponsored
General Expedite Service Fee $350 Per scholar; applies when complete request is received under OIA suggested timelines posted on the ISS Website

* ** please note that J-2, H-4 and expedite fees are typically not allowable expenses under contracts and grants. Please consult with your grants manager prior to completing a recharge.