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U.S. Proposes Hike in Student Visa Fee

Tucked away in a news release from the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) on 11 April is a notice that DHS has proposed doubling
the fee for student visas from $100 to $200. The fee is required of all new
applicants for visas to attend academic and vocational schools in the U.S., and
is non-refundable. DHS wants to raise other fees as well, including a nearly
five-fold increase in the fee to certify American schools to accept foreign
students, from $350 to $1,700

The proposed regulations–fee increases
are officially considered regulations–are open for public comments, which can
be submitted online. The due date for
comments is 20 June.

Hat tip: Boston Globe

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