USCIS Proposes Increase in Filing Fees

Proposed rule seeks to increase immigration filling fees

New rule seeks to increase immigration filling fees

New 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:

FORMPETITION TYPECURRENT FEE PROPOSED FEE
 
I-129Petition for Non-Immigrant Worker  $325.00 $460.00       41.5%
 
I-130Petition 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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Posted in Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de EE.UU. - USCIS

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