- Starting October 1, 2023, I-539 applicants will be generally exempt from a biometrics service
- Applicants who file I-539 before October 1 must still attend a biometrics service appointment
- Some applicants may still need to make a biometrics appointment after October 1, 2023
Starting October 1, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will exempt I-539 applicants from a biometrics service fee.
In most cases, applicants will no longer have to pay the $85 biometrics service fee if their I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status is postmarked on or after October 1. However, USCIS may determine that some applicants still need to make a biometrics appointment. Those applicants will be contacted with further information.
If applicable, applicants who file a Form I-539 before October 1 must still attend a previously scheduled biometrics appointment.
Written by: Lucy Halse, Content Marketing Associate, Envoy Global
Edited by: Frank Fogelbach, Supervising Attorney, Corporate Immigration Partners
Source: US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)