Monday, August 3, 2020

USCIS PUBLISHES FILING FEE INCREASE

On July 31, 2020, the USCIS published a rule that will increase or decrease USCIS filing fees.   The new fees for most business immigration filings are in the table, below.  You can find a full list of new fees here. The new fees go into effect October 2, 2020. 

Form

Current Fee

New Fee

Change

I-129

$460

$460

+$0

I-130

$535

$560

+$25

I-140

$700

$555

-$145

I-485

$1225

$1160

-$65

I-539

$370

$400

+$30

I-765

$410

$550

+$140

USCIS last raised their fees in 2016.  USCIS fees basically pay for the entire USCIS budget.  Very little of the USCIS’s budget comes from federal tax dollars.

USCIS’s budget has recently received news coverage, as the USCIS has indicated they are planning to furlough 13,000 workers due to a budget shortfall.  The USCIS has requested $1.2 billion in emergency funding from Congress.


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