USCIS Fee Increases effective December 23, 2016

USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration Services) has announced a raise in fees, effective December 23, 2016, that include F-1 OPT applications and H-1B I-129 Petitions.

November 15, 2016

The affected applications and petitions used most often by the international university community are

  • I-765 Application for Employment Authorization (used for F-1 OPT applications and J-2 work permission). Fee will increase to $410 from $380.
  • I-539 Application to change nonimmigrant status. Fee will go up to $370 from $290.
  • I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker (such as H-1B, O-1, TN). Fee will go up to $460 from $325.

Here is a list of all other USCIS forms and fees.