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Friday, October 21, 2016

USCIS Filing Fees Increase on 12/23/2016

Notice of USCIS Fee Increase:

The government filing fees for the most frequently used forms with go up for all cases received by USCIS on or after December 23, 2016.

However, there is no increase in the $85 fee for Biometrics.

The new fee for the most often used forms are indicated below:

I-90    Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card   $455
                        ($90 increase)

I-129  BASE fee for Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker       $460
                        ($135 increase)

I-129F Petition for Alien FiancĂ©(e)                                     $535
                        ($195 increase)

I-130  Petition for Alien Relative                                         $535
                        ($115 increase)

I-140  Petition for Alien Worker                                          $700
                        ($120 increase)

I-485  Application for Permanent Residence                      $1140
                        ($155 increase)($1225 total with biometrics)

I-765  Application for Employment Authorization                 $410
                        ($30 increase)
N-400 Application for Naturalization                                   $640
                        ($45 increase)

And if obtained your Immigrant Visa at the embassy, after you enter the United States as a Permanent Resident:

USCIS Immigrant fee                                                        $220
                        ($55 increase)

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