Wednesday, October 26, 2016

USCIS ANNOUNCES FEE INCREASE EFFECTIVE DEC 23, 2016

Earlier this year in May the USCIS published a proposed rule to increase fees.  On October 24, 2016, the final rule was published adjusting the fees for most immigration applications and petitions.  The new fees will go into effect on December 23, 2016. 

The new fees are:

Form
Current Fee
New Fee
Change
I-129
$325
$460
$135
I-130
$420
$535
$115
I-140
$580
$700
$120
I-485
$1,070
$1,225
$155
I-539
$290
$370
$80
I-765
$385
$410
$25


A full list of all of the new fees can be found on the USCIS website.

The USCIS is almost entirely funded by the fees paid by applicants and petitioners for immigration benefits.  The fee increase is the first in the last six years and.  The fees will go up an average of 21 percent and will recover the costs associated with fraud detection and prevention and national security.

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