Get ready for the new fees!

IMMIGRATION ALERT

New USCIS Fees Effective November 23, 2010

Effective November 23, 2010, three (3) weeks from now, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will implement a new schedule of petition and application fees. All applications or petitions mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after November 23, 2010, must include the new fees.

Some of the notable fee adjustments are:

  • Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (common example includes H-1B and O-1) will be increase from $320 to $325
  • Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker will increase from $475 to $580
  • Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service will increase from $1,000 to $1,225
  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (including biometrics fee) will increase from $1,010 to $1,070
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization will increase from $340 to $380
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document will increase from $305 to $360
  • Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card will increase from $290 to $365
  • Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence (including biometrics fee) will increase from $545 to $590
  • Biometrics (Capturing, Processing, and Storing Biometric Information) will increase from $80 to $85
  • I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status will decrease from $300 to $290
  • Form N-400, Application for Naturalization (including biometrics fee) will increase from $675 to $680.   Note: The total fee increase in N-400 application is due to the increase in Biometrics Fee. The actual N-400 fee remains the same, $595

NOTE: The USCIS Fact Sheet does not list the filing fee for a child under 14 years of age . However, the Federal Register notice announcing the new filing fees indicate that where the child under the age of 14 is applying concurrently with a parent, is a derivative applicant, and is applying based on a relationship to the same individual as the parent, or under the same legal authority as the parent, the new filing fee will be $635. The fee of $985 for an I-485 applies for a child under the age of 14 whose I-485 application is not submitted concurrently with that of the parent, or is not based on derivative status, or is on a basis other than that of a parent.

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