Proposed rule seeks to increase immigration filling fees
On May 4, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security proposed a rule seeking to raise filing fees for most types of immigration filings.
According to the regulation, fees for some of the petitions and applications would be raised by an average of 21%. The increase in filing fees will not take effect until the federal government approves the regulation, which is expected to take several months.
The public can submit comments for the USCIS to consider regarding the proposed rule on or before July 5, 2016.
Proposed filling fees increases:
|FORM||PETITION TYPE||CURRENT FEE||
|I-129||Petition for Non-Immigrant Worker||$325.00||
|I-130||Petition for Alien Relative||$420.00||$535.00 27.4%|
|I-131||Application for Travel Document||$360.00||$575.00 59.7%|
|I-140||Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker||$580.00||$700.00 20.7%|
|I-485||Application to Register/Adjust Status||$985.00||$1140.00 15.7%|
|I-539||Application to Extend/Change Non-Immigrant Status||$290.00||$370.00 27.6%|
|I-765||Application for Employment Authorization||$380.00||$410.00 7.9%|
|N-400||Application for Naturalization||$595.00||$640.00 7.6%|
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