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USCIS Filing Fees Are Increasing in December!

USCIS has announced that they are increasing its filing fees effective December 23, 2016. The fees increased an average of twenty-one percent (21%). According to USCIS, the increase in fees were necessary to offset the growing costs of USCIS, to improve upon processing times, increase better customer service, and cover the costs of services without charge to refugee and asylum applicants and those eligible for fee waivers.

Below is a brief chart of the fee increase of the most common forms.

Forms

New Fee ($)

Old Fee ($)

I–90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

455

365

I–102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

445

330

I–129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

535

340

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

535

420

I-131/I-131A Application for Travel Document

575

360

I–140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

700

580

I–360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant

435

405

I–485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

1,140

985

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years)

750

635

I–526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur

3,675

1,500

I–539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

370

290

I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability

930

585

I–601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

630

585

I–751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

595

505

I–765 Application for Employment Authorization

410

380

N–400 Application for Naturalization

640

595

All applications postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new filing fees or USCIS will reject the submission. In order to avoid the increase in fees, we urge you to file your application as soon as possible. For more information on the filing fees, please visit the USCIS website.

Should you have any questions about the fee increase, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Nicole Fink.