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Department of Homeland Security
Application Fees

Effective 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.

Click 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.


Boston University
February 28, 2005

Boston University International Students & Scholars Office