Department of Homeland Security
July 30, 2007
The Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) has announced that it will significantly increase
the fees required for applications and petitions for immigration
benefits effective July 30, 2007. The new fees that will have the
most impact on the international community at Boston University
include the following:
The fee required for F-1
students applying for Optional Practical Training will increase
from $180 to $340 for the Form I-765 Application
for Employment Authorization.
The fee required for international
students and scholars applying for a change of immigration status
or to reinstate to valid immigration status will increase from $200
to $300 for the Form I-539
Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
The fee required to replace
a lost or stolen I-94 card will increase from $160 to $320
for the Form I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial
Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record.
here to download a PDF document with a complete list of all
the new application fees.
The new fees will be required
for ALL applications received by the USCIS on or after July
30, 2007. All checks must be made payable to the Department
of Homeland Security. Please contact
the staff of the ISSO for further information.