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We are writing with a very important update regarding upcoming fee changes at the USCIS. This will affect you if you plan on applying for any of the following: Optional Practical Training (OPT), 24 Month STEM Extension of OPT, Change of Status, Reinstatement, J-2 Work Authorization or Economic Hardship Work Authorization.
These applications all require Form I-765 or Form I-539.
Unfortunately, fees for these applications are increasing as of December 23, 2016.
A complete list of the increases can be found at: https://www.uscis.gov/forms/our-fees
Form I-765 is increasing from $380 to $410 and Form I-539 is increasing from $290 to $370.
Reminder to F-1 and J-1 Students:
Immigration regulations require F-1 and J-1 students to be enrolled full time during Fall and Spring at UTA. Full time at UTA is 9 hours for Graduate Students and 12 hours for Undergraduate Students. The immigration regulations allow waivers of the full time enrollment requirement under certain limited circumstances. Such waivers may only be granted by the advisors in the Office of International Education before the end of the enrollment period (Census Day), or before the student drops a course. Census date for the Spring 2017 Semester is Wednesday, February 1.
Temporary Protected Status Extended for Nepal for an additional 18 months, effective Dec. 25, 2016 through June 24, 2018. For more information, go to: https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/temporary-protected-status-extended-nepal
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On June 26, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court partially granted the government’s request to stay the preliminary injunctions on the 90-day entry ban for nationals of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, in accordance with President Trump’s March 6 Executive Order 13780 (“EO-2”). The decision by the Court contains an important exception, however, that upholds the injunction for individuals, “who have a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States.” Information and Resources
Your PHYSICAL PRESENCE ADDRESS must be your address in the USA and your address information must conform to SEVIS guidelines for the duration of your program regardless of whether you are in the United States or temporarily outside the U.S. If you move, you must update your address within 10 days.