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Immigration Update: USCIS Announces Filing Fee Increases

Immigration Advisory
October 27, 2016

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS) published a new fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests. The fee schedule was last adjusted on November 23, 2010. The rule is in effect for applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after December 23, 2016. The fee increase is an average of 21 percent. The table below details the fee increase for commonly filed forms. 

Application Type

Current Fee

New Fee

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (I-129)
H-2A/H-2B Visa 

$325

$460

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (I-129)
H-1B Visa

$325
(plus $1,500 Training fee and $500 Fraud Prevention & Detection fee)

$460
(plus $1,500 Training fee and $500 Fraud Prevention & Detection fee)

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (I-129)
L Visa

$325
(plus $500 Fraud Prevention & Detection fee)

$460
(plus $500 Fraud Prevention & Detection fee)

Relative Petition (I-130)

$420

$535

Petition for Immigrant Worker (I-140)

$580

$700

Application to Adjust Status to Permanent Resident for applicants over age 14 (I-485)

$985

$1,140

Application for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) (I-765)

$380

$410

Application for Travel Document (I-131)

$360

$575

Application for Naturalization (N-400)

$595

$640

Biometrics
(required for various applications)

$85

$85

Please contact us soon if you would like to file applications prior to the fee increase. 

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