Immigration Fees Going Up, Up, Up

On May 4, 2016, The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the opening of the 60-day comment period regarding the increase of their fees. Don’t be fooled by the “comment period,” name, however. No amount of trolling or snarky memes will prevent the fees from going up. The exception: Naturalization for low-income individuals. That fee may decrease to allow certain, qualified permanent residents to more easily apply for citizenship.

Do your wallet a favor and get that application you’ve been procrastinating ready to file. As always, if you’d like a free consultation to discuss qualifications, we’d be happy to review your case.

Attorney Sarah Kay Berry

sarah@elliott-davis.com

(412) 434-4911 x 28

Form Form Name Old Fee ($) New Fee ($) Including Biometrics (If Applicable) ($)
I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). 365 455 540
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance/Fiancee/K-1 Petition 340 535 N/A
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

(Spouse, child, brother, sister, sibling, parent).

420 535 N/A
I-131 Application for Travel Document, Advance Parole, Travel Permission (when not filed with I-485) 260 575 660
I-140 Petition for Immigrant Alien Worker 580 700 N/A
I-290B Notice of Appeal, Motion to Reopen, Motion to Reconsider 630 675 N/A
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Green Card Application) 985 1140 1225
I-536 Application to Extend or Change Nonimmigrant Status 290 370
I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, I-601 Waiver 630 675 N/A
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (10 year green card) 505 595 680
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization, EAD, Work Card 380 410 495
N-400 Application for Naturalization, Citizenship 595 640 725
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship 600 1170 1255

USCIS Immigrant Fee

After Consular Processing 165 200 N/A
Biometrics Fingerprints and FBI background check, photo 85 85 N/A

 

The prices indicated are for information purposes only and do not represent all of the changes proposed by USCIS and are subject to change. Again. Legal fees or attorney fees are not included.

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