New DHS Application Fees
Effective October 26, 2005
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will increase the fees required for applications for immigration benefits effective October 26, 2005. 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 $175 to $180 for the 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 $195 to $200 for the I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status.
The fee required to replace a lost or stolen I-94 card will increase from $155 to $160 for the Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure Record.
A complete list of all new application fees can be found in Section III of the Federal Register here.
The new fee will be required for ALL applications received by the USCIS on or after October 26, 2005. All checks must be made payable to the Department of Homeland Security. Please contact the staff of the ISSO for further information.