Wednesday, January 4, 2023

USCIS PUBLISHES PROPOSED FILING FEE INCREASE

On January 3,2023, the USCIS published a proposed rule that will increase DHS (USCIS) government filing fees .  The proposed fees for most business immigration filings are in the table, below.  The above-link will lead the reader to the full list of proposed increases.  DHS will accept public comments on the proposed rule for 60 days following publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register. DHS will then carefully review and consider each comment before drafting and publishing a final rule to implement a new fee schedule.

USCIS last raised their fees in 2016, and before that in 2010. USCIS fees pay for much of the USCIS budget.  Very little of the USCIS’ budget comes from federal tax dollars.

Proposed fees

 

Form

Proposed Fee

Current Fee

Change

I-129 (H-1B)

$780

$460

+$320

I-129 (L-1)

$1,385

$460

+$925

I-130 (online)

$710

$535

+$175

I-130 (paper)

$820

$535

+$285

I-140

$715

$700

+$15

I-485

$1540

$1,225

+$315

I-485 with I-765 & I-131

$2820

$1,225

+$1,595

 

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