J-1 Operational Fee

Release Date: Monday, Apr 29, 2019
Effective September 1, 2019, Immigration Services for Faculty & Scholars (ISFS) will charge a $350 operational fee to support the services our office provides to sponsor and host J-1 exchange visitors at Texas A&M University.
  • This one-time fee will be charged for every new complete J-1 visa sponsorship application received by our office after August 31st. The fee will not apply to J-1 program extensions or J-2 dependents.
  • The fee will apply to TAMU (including HSC) and its system members TEES, AgriLife, and TTI.
  • Note that if the J-1 exchange visitor comes as an employee (on payroll) then the hosting department will pay the fee, not the exchange visitor. If the J-1 exchange visitor comes as a non-employee, ISFS will charge the fee to the exchange visitor unless the hosting department is willing to pay the fee in lieu of their visitor.  
  • The fee will be collected at the time we approve the request and are ready to issue and send the form DS-2019 to our exchange visitors.