USCIS Filing Fee Increase

Effective December 23, 2016, there will be a new filing fee for the following applications and petitions that are often used by our international students and scholars.  Applications postmarked or filed on or after December 23 must include the new fee or the application will be rejected by USCIS.  For a complete list of the new fees, please visit  

Application Type old fee new fee
I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker $325 $460
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $290 $370
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $380 $410