I never had an SOT, but I don't believe the SOT is pro-rated. No matter when in the year you pay it, its $500 and only good until the renewal date (which is in June IIRC). Don't forget the mandatory State Dept fee has been increased for 07/SOTs and is now something around $1750/year. I don't think that fee is prorated either, but as far as I'm aware the renewal date for that is a year from when you pay it (unlike the SOT which has a fixed renewal date).
Last edited by shaggy; February 15, 2005 at 12:18 PM.