Get ready to pay more to visit, study, work or reside in the United States.

By October 206, the U.S. Citizeship and Immigration Services would have finalized the rule making process and implement the increased fees for filing nonimmigrant and immigrant petitions and applications. The proposed fee increases were first published on May 4, 2016 and comments from the public as well as stakeholders accepted until July 5, 2016.

The final rule (and increased fees) had been published in the Federal Register and should be in place next month.  The proposed increases are shown below.

Immigration benefit request

Current fee ($)

Proposed fee ($)

Delta ($)

Percent change

I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

365

455

90

25

I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document

330

445

115

35

I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant worker

325

460

135

42

I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

340

535

195

57

I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

420

535

115

27

I-131/I-131A Application for Travel Document

360

575

215

60

I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

580

700

120

21

I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion

630

675

45

7

I-360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant

405

435

30

7

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

985

1,140

155

16

I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur

1,500

3,675

2,175

145

I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

290

370

80

28

I-600/600A/800/800A Orphan Petitions

720

775

55

8

I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

585

630

45

8

I-690 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

200

715

515

258

I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision

755

890

135

18

I-698 Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)

1,020

1,670

650

64

I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

505

595

90

18

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

380

410

30

8

I-800A Supp. 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A

360

385

25

7

I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits

435

600

165

38

I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

405

465

60

15

N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings

650

700

50

8

N-400 Application for Naturalization

595

640

45

8

N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes

330

355

25

8

N-565 Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document

345

555

210

61

N-600/N-600K Application for Certificate of Citizenship

600

1,170

570

95

I-191, I-192, I-193, I-212, I-601, I-602, I-612 Waiver Forms

585

930

345

59

USCIS Immigrant Fee

165

220

55

33

Biometric Services

85

85

0

0

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Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.


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