Fees, Forms, Filing Procedures

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Rulemaking on USCIS Fees

This NAFSA page tracks developments to USCIS fee rulemaking. For current USCIS fees and forms information, see: The USCIS Filing Fees page The USCIS Forms page The USCIS Forms Updates page Updates In the Spring 2022 regulatory agenda, USCIS continued its plan to issue a new proposed rule that would
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DOS Proposes Sharp Increases to Visa and 212(e) Waiver Fees

The Department of State (DOS) proposed sharply raising key visa and processing fees, as indicated in the table below. This page tracks the status of a final fee rule. Proposed rule. A DOS proposed rule published at 86 FR 74018 (December 29, 2021) included large fee hikes. For example, the Machine
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USCIS Changes I-765 Filing Addresses for F-1 Students

On January 8, 2020, USCIS changed the filing addresses for F-1 student I-765 filings, including F-1 OPT (pre-completion, post-completion and STEM OPT), off-campus employment with an international organization, and off-campus employment due to severe economic necessity. (Note: Always check the USCIS
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Status of Form I-129

Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker Currently, there is a single base fee for Form I-129 and a single base form, which contains a variety of supplements used for the different petition-based categories. Visit the USCIS Form I-129 page for the latest form and instructions, and fee and
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Proposed Revisions to Permanent Labor Certification Forms

On July 20, 2020, the Department of Labor Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) posted a news item regarding public comment on proposed changes to the ETA 9089 permanent labor certification (PERM) form. Comments are due by September 18, 2020. Read NAFSA's comment letter (September 10, 2020)
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