USCIS i539 form Biometric Fees (B1/B2, H4, L2 Extensions) – Not Required Starting 1 Oct 2023

USCIS biometrics are not required for i-539 starting 1 Oct 2023. H4, L2, and B1/B2 applicants can now save a $85 fee.

Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team    Updated 25 Dec, 23

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Update 26 Sep 2023: USCIS has removed the Biometric fee for B1/B2, H4, and L2 extensions starting Oct 1, 2023

Earlier, Form I-539 Biometric fees were USD $85 for each applicant separately. You had to pay a $370 fee per i539 form.

A, G, and NATO nonimmigrants do not need to pay Biometric fees.

USCIS will now refund the bio-metrics fees if you send it with your i539 application.

  • If you send one combined check, USCIS will reject your i539 application.
  • If you send separate checks for Biometric and i539, they will return the biometric fee check.

Use the USCIS Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status for filing extensions within the USA.

Form I-539 is used by

  • H4 visa holders to extend their H4 status along with their spouse and child’s H1B extension.
  • L1 dependents to file L2 visa extensions.
  • B1/B2 Visa Visitors
  • F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors, for certain changes and extensions of status.

USCIS New form i539A

USCIS has also added a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status to replace Supplement A provided in previous versions of Form I-539.

Form I-539A can only be submitted with Form I-539.

I-539A Needed for Each Child-Parent Can Sign

Every co-applicant included on the primary applicant’s Form I-539 must submit and sign a separate Form I-539A.

Parents or guardians may sign on behalf of children under 14 or any co-applicant who is not mentally competent to sign.


Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team