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USCIS Fee Increases to Take Effect in October!

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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