USCIS Proposes to Adjust Fees to Meet Operational Needs
USCIS Proposes to Adjust Fees to Meet Operational Needs — The US Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to adjust the fees charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for certain benefit applications. Some of the proposed fee changes that will impact international students and scholars include:
- Form I-129 (for H-1B petitions): $560 (increase from $460)
- Form I-485 (adjustment of status/Permanent Residency applications): $1,120 (+ biometrics)
- Form I-539 (Application for Change of Nonimmigrant Status): $400 (increase from $370)
- Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization, including F-1 OPT/STEM OPT): $490 (increase from $410)
The ISO will be sure to provide updates once any rulemaking is final and any fee changes have an assigned effective date.
A copy of the USCIS news release is available here.
A copy of the full notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register is available here.