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DHS/USICE RIN: 1653-AA74 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Adjusting Program Fees for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program 
Abstract:

ICE will publish a final rule to adjust fees that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) charges individuals and organizations. In 2017, SEVP conducted a comprehensive fee study and determined that current fees do not recover the full costs of the services provided. ICE has determined that adjusting fees is necessary to fully recover the increased costs of SEVP operations, program requirements, and to provide the necessary funding to sustain initiatives critical to supporting national security. The final rule will adjust fees for individuals and organizations. The SEVP fee schedule was last adjusted in a rule published on September 26, 2008.

 

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 214   
Legal Authority: 8 U.S.C. 1372    8 U.S.C. 1762    8 U.S.C. 1101    8 U.S.C. 1356    31 U.S.C 901 to 903    31 U.S.C. 902    ...   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need:

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) conducted a comprehensive fee study in 2017 and determined that current fees, most recently adjusted in 2008, do not recover the full costs of the services provided. ICE has determined that adjusting fees is necessary to fully recover the increased costs of SEVP operations, program requirements, and to provide the necessary funding to implement and sustain initiatives critical to supporting national security. ICE will publish a final rule to adjust its fees for individuals and organizations.

Summary of the Legal Basis:

Alternatives:

Anticipated Costs and Benefits:

To recover the full cost of its budget for the services it provides, SEVP has proposed to increase the amounts of its fees for SEVP certified schools and for those schools that will seek SEVP certification, for F and M nonimmigrant students, and for J nonimmigrant exchange visitors. The fee adjustment would allow SEVP to continue to maintain and improve SEVIS in order to uphold the integrity of the U.S. immigration laws regarding student and exchange visitors.

Risks:

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/17/2018  83 FR 33762   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/17/2018 
Final Rule  03/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Sharon Snyder
Unit Chief, Policy and Response Unit
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Potomac Center North STOP 5600, 500 12th Street SW,
Washington, DC 20536-5600
Phone:703 603-5600