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.
|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).
|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.