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Update: USCIS Poised to Increase Immigration Filing Fees

On Monday, January 8, 2024, the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) received the final rule outlining the increased fees for US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) filings. Normally, OIRA has 90 days to complete its review, but the Biden administration may prioritize a final rule sooner since it has been eight years since the last immigration filing fee increases. It is also clear that USCIS, as the recipient agency of these fee increases, wants these new fees to be implemented as soon as possible as the increases are deemed necessary to cover operating costs. USCIS does not receive taxpayer appropriations, so its entire operating budget comes from user fees.

Based on previous fee-related rules, once published in the Federal Register, the new fees will be effective 60 days later. 

See also, USCIS Poised to Increase Immigration Filing Fees | January 17, 2024


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Juan S. Steevens

Practice Group Associate

Juan S. Steevens is a Mintz Practice Group Associate who focuses on US immigration and nationality law. He counsels employers, entrepreneurs, and business professionals in a variety of industries.

William L. Coffman

Special Counsel

William L. Coffman focuses on immigration and nationality law at Mintz. He represents clients on immigration matters before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Labor, and US and foreign consulates.