Starting December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be increasing the filing fees for certain immigration forms. Filing fees cover most of the operating costs of USCIS and unfortunately, have not been increased since 2010, which is why we are seeing a larger increase this year.
Below are some of the filing fee increases for some commonly used forms:
|Old Fee||New Fee|
|Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card||$365.00||$455.00*|
|Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)||$340.00||$535.00|
|Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative||$420.00||$535.00|
|Form I-131 Application for Travel Document||$360.00||$575.00*|
|Form I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal||$585.00||$930.00|
|Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence||$985.00||$1,140.00*|
|Form I-601 Application for Waiver of Ground of Excludability||$585.00||$930.00|
|Form I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver||$585.00||$630.00*|
|Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence||$505.00||$595.00*|
|Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization||$380.00||$410.00*|
|Form N-400 Application for Naturalization||$595.00||$640.00*|
*Some of these applications also require an $85.00 biometric fee. Be sure to ask your attorney or check the USCIS website to confirm.
To see the full list, visit USCIS’s website.
Note: These new fees are effective December 23, 2016. Any applications mailed on or after this date must have the new fee.