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On May 4, 2016, a proposed rule was published seeking comments on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) raise filing fees for most types of immigration filings.  The rationale for raising filing fees is that USCIS is facing an annual shortfall of $560 million.  It has been nearly five years since USCIS raised filings fees in November 2010.

Proposed Increase in Filing Fees:

Below are examples of commonly used forms that would see fee increases if the proposed rule become final:

Petition Type Current Fee Proposed Fee

I-129

Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker $  325 $  460

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative $  420 $  535

I-131

Application for Travel Document $  360 $  575

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker $  580 $  700

I-485

Application to Register / Adjust Status $  985 $1140

I-539

Application to Extend / Change Nonimmigrant Status $  290 $  370

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization $  380 $  410

N-400

Application for Naturalization $  595 $  640

For more information on increase in filing fees, email Gail@GailLaw.com or call 1-877-GAIL-LAW or 407-292-7730.

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