June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019

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ICE Announced Increased Fees for International Students, Exchange Visitors, and SEVP-Certified Schools

ICE announced that, effective June 24 2019, fees paid to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) by international students, exchange visitors and SEVP-certified schools will increase as follows:

  • The I-901 SEVIS Fee for F and M international students will increase from $200 to $350.

  • The I-901 SEVIS Fee for most J exchange visitors will increase from $180 to $220. (The $35 I-901 SEVIS Fee for J exchange visitors in the au pair, camp counselor, and summer work travel program participant categories will remain the same.)

  • The SEVP school certification petition fee for initial certification will increase from $1,700 to $3,000.

The following new fees will be imposed:

  • A $1,250 fee for SEVP-certified schools filing a petition for recertification.

  • A $675 fee for schools filing Form I-290B, “Notice of Appeal or Motion.”

  • A $650 fee when a SEVP-certified school changes its physical location or adds a new physical location or campus to its Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student. (DHS will maintain the $655 fee for an initial school site visit).

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Tony Derosby leads Pierce Atwood’s Immigration Practice Group. He has advised and supported business immigration clients on immigration and global mobility issues for more than 25 years.

Tony helps clients achieve business objectives in the recruitment, hiring, transfer, and retention of international personnel. He serves as immigration counsel for clients in a variety of industries, including health care, technology, education, finance, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, recreation, hospitality, forest products, and energy. His clients include publicly-traded and privately-...

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Kellie E. MacDonald is an associate in Pierce Atwood’s Immigration Practice Group.

Kellie has significant experience representing immigrants and immigrant family members living abroad and in the United States in a wide range of matters before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, including family petitions and applications for adjustment of status, naturalization, asylum, and U visas.

Kellie also has represented detained and non-detained immigrants in removal proceedings before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, with a focus on asylum, criminal-immigration issues, and custody determinations. She has conducted all aspects of case litigation, including trials, bond hearings, competency hearings, and evidentiary submissions.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Kellie was an immigration staff attorney for Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services in Massachusetts. She previously worked as part of the Immigrant Rights Program at the American Friends Service Committee in New Jersey, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau in Massachusetts, the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition in Washington, D.C., and the Immigration Impact Unit at the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts.

Kellie graduated from Harvard Law School in 2015 with recognition for performing over 2,000 hours of pro bono legal work. She was also one of 25 new lawyers selected for participation in the Immigrant Justice Corps, a two-year immigration law fellowship dedicated to providing high-quality legal assistance for immigrants facing deportation in the New York City area.

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  • Tufts University, B.A., summa cum laude (2008)

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