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UCLA Dashew Center for International Students & Scholars

J-1 DS-2019 Processing Fees

$300 Visa Services Fee + $40.00 SEVIS User Fee

Fee is per year of appointment. For example, the fee for an appointment over 1 year and less than 2 years will be $380.

Scholars fully supported through UCLA 19900/20000 funds are exempt from the $300 visa services fee.

Payment must be submitted through departmental recharge. DCISS cannot accept payment from the visitor. Only VGRs have the option to pay the fee directly through the GoGrad Portal.

All fees are non-refundable. The Dashew Center cannot refund a fee after the DS-2019 has been processed. Exchange visitors who are unable to secure a visa stamp for any reason will not be eligible for a refund.

UCLA Visa Services Fee Structure Form

Fund Restrictions

The $300 visa processing fee cannot be paid with an FAU that includes a fund range of 21000-33999 . In addition, Contract and Grant (C&G) funds cannot be used if the funding source involves a federal agency. The fund range for C&G funds are provided on the chart below.

C&G Fund Range Chart
Funds Category Fund Range*
State of CA–Agencies 18200-18887
State of CA–Agencies 18889-18999
Local Government 20600-20939
Local Government 20950-20979
Local Government 20981-20999
Private Grant& Contracts 57000-59999
EFM 65999
Local Government 77001-77499
Private Grant& Contracts 77500-84999

* Allowed on sponsored award if funding source does not involve federal agency.

J-2 Dependent DS-2019 Processing Fees

$40.00 SEVIS User Fee

Fee is per year of appointment. Can be paid either through departmental recharge or through the DCISS website.

All fees are non-refundable. The Dashew Center cannot refund a fee after the DS-2019 has been processed. Exchange visitors who are unable to secure a visa stamp for any reason will not be eligible for a refund.

Additional Fees

In addition to the DS-2019 processing fees, the scholar will be responsible for paying the following fees to government agencies or DCISS once they have received their DS-2019 form:

  • SEVIS I-901 Fee: $220
  • MRV Visa Application Fee: $160 (additional fees may apply depending on the U.S. Embassy)
  • jPATH Orientation Fee: $59 Fee
    (Scholars can pay directly through the DCISS website after obtaining their DS-2019 form. jPATH is not required for visitors with a program duration of 3 months or less).