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Adjustment of Fees for Most Immigration Applications and Petitions


With the Post-Optional Practical Training (OPT) application window now open for most Spring 2024 graduates, we wanted to bring to your attention recent news from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS recently announced new fee increases that will go into effect April 1, 2024. Any applications submitted to USCIS on or after April 1, 2024, will need to include the new fee amounts or they will not be accepted by USCIS. 

Please see the new fee increases below for the two most common forms submitted to USCIS by F-1 visa holders.

USCIS Form Current Fee New Fee (Effective April 1, 2024
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Online: $410

Paper Filing: $410

Online: $470

Paper Filing: $520

Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (without biometric services)

Online: $370

Paper Filing: $370

Online: $420

Paper Filing: $470


In addition to the fee increases that go into effect on April 1st. USCIS has also implemented a new fee to Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service. Any submission of Form I-907 after February 26, 2024, needs to have the new filing fee attached.

Premium Processing New Fee
Form I-765 with eligiblity categories: (c)(3)(a), (c)(3)(b), or (c)(3)(c). $1,685
Form I-539 - Seeking change of status to F1, F2, M1, M2, J1, or J2 $1,965


For more information about other fee increases to USCIS forms and petitions or to see an FAQ on the fee increases visit USCIS' website. For more information regarding fee increases to Form I-907 visit USCIS' webpage.



This news is not a substitute for legal advice nor are international student advisors immigration lawyers. For complex situations, we encourage you to discuss your case with an immigration attorney. 



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Last Updated: 2/28/24