USCIS Fee Increases to Take Effect in October!Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Filing fees important to many of our clients will see a sharp increase on October 2, 2020 when the changes outlined in the Final Rule go into effect.
Some nonimmigrant petitioners filing Form I-129 will now have to pay an increased fee specific to the visa category. Notably, filing fees will rise for
- E and TN to $695
- H1 to $555
- L to $805
- O to $705.
Unaffected I-129 categories will include the P and R-1 classifications, which will remain at $460.
Significant changes also apply to immigrant visa (green card) filings. The filing fee for Form I-485 (Adjustment of Status Application) will decrease $10 (to $1,130). However, USCIS will charge an increased fee for the following, even if filed along with Form I-485:
- Application for Advanced Parole (Form I-131) $590
- Application for Work Authorization (Form I-765) $550
In addition, the reduced I-485 filing fee for children under 14 will be eliminated.
Finally, the cost of becoming a U.S. Citizen will greatly increase. All N-400 applicants will have to pay $1,160 if filing online, and $1,170 if filing on paper. The reduced fee option will be eliminated.
A complete list of changes is contained in Table 1 of the Final Rule, beginning on page 13 of the pdf.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions at 847 763 8500 or via our website.
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