OPT and STEM fee increase delayed

A U.S. federal district court has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction that prohibits the Department of Homeland Security from enforcing a final rule that was set to increase USCIS filing fees as of Oct. 2, 2020. This means the fee increase for Form I-765 to apply for Optional Practical Training and STEM Extension will not go into effect on Oct. 2, 2020, as previously announced. As of now, the fee remains $410 until further notice. 

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