October 25, 2016

USCIS Filing Fee Increases Starting December 23, 2016

Any immigration applications or petitions to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016, must include applicable increased fees or face rejection. Fee hikes average 21 percent across all case types.

As mentioned in our recent business immigration webinar, these latest increases follow a 66 percent fee increase in 2007 and a 10 percent increase in 2010.

For business immigration purposes, please see below for a table of several types of applicable fee increases. A full list of all fee increases is available from USCIS here.

Immigration Benefit Request Current Fee ($) 12/23/16  Fee ($) Percent Change
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 365 455 25
I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker 325 460 42
I-131/I-131A Application for Travel Document 360 575 60
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker 580 700 21
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status 985 1,140 16
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status 290 370 28
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization 380 410 8
N-400 Application for Naturalization 595 640 8

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