UB Immigration Services Legal Fee Schedule

Rates Effective February 8, 2021 

H-1B Cases RATE
H-1B Initial Filing at UB $1,705*
H-1B Extension $1,705*
H-4 Dependent  $300 (covers first dependent)
H-4 Dependent(s) $50 (covers each additional dependent)
O-1 Cases  RATE
O-1 Initial filing at UB  $4,075***
O-1 Extensions  $4,075***
O-3 Dependent $300 (covers first dependent) 
O-3 Dependent(s) $50 (covers each additional dependent)
Permanent Residency Cases RATE
EB-1 Outstanding Professor/Researcher  $5,400*** (Service fee will be billed in 3 phases)
PERM Special Handling $5,400**(Service fee will be billed in 4 phases)
PERM Other than Special Handling $6,700** (includes all stages and advertising costs). Generally not supported by UBIS unless hiring unit demonstrates compelling need for permanency filing.)(Service fee will be billed in 4 phases)
Adjustment of Status (I-485 application) dependent(s) applicant(s) $1,250*** (for each dependent) 
Visiting Scholars and Researchers  RATE

J-1 Initial Application and J-1


J-1 Extension $250***
J-2 Dependent(s)  $75 (one-time fee covers all dependents) 
Naturalization Cases RATE
Naturalization $1,400                         
Hourly Fees RATE
     First hour $100                                 
     Each additional hour $90                          

UB Immigration Services offers a number of additional immigrant and nonimmigrant filing services. Information regarding each service and associated costs is available by contacting us at (716) 645-2355.

The chart above reflects charges for University at Buffalo legal services. Legal service fees do NOT include charges assessed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

* Charges must be paid by the hosting department and may not be charged to the international scholar.

**A minimum of $1,500 must be paid by the hosting department. The remainder may be paid by the department or may be paid by the international scholar.

*** Charges may be paid by either the hosting department or the international scholar.


The information contained on this web page is provided as a service to the international faculty, researchers, staff, employees and administrators of University at Buffalo, and does not constitute legal advice on any immigration, tax, or other matter. We try to provide useful information, but we make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site or any associated site. As legal advice must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case, and laws are constantly changing, nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel. Neither the University at Buffalo nor the Office of UB Immigration Services is responsible for any errors or omissions contained on this web page, or for the results obtained from the use of this information.


Email: immsvcga@buffalo.edu        Tel. Number: (716) 645-2355