Immigration Alert
10.24.2016

Effective December 23, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be adjusting the fee schedule for immigration and naturalization benefit requests processed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). DHS has not raised filing fees since November 23, 2010. After a comprehensive fee review for the fiscal year 2016-2017 biennial period, USCIS determined that the current fees do not fully recover the cost of services provided. Accordingly, DHS has determined that adjusting the fee schedule is necessary. Under the new rule, any application or petition mailed, postmarked, or otherwise filed on or after December 23, 2016 must include the new fees.

Below we provide two consecutive charts comparing the current and new filing fees for (1) the most common employment-based visa petitions and immigration applications as well as (2) non-employment based visa petitions and applications.


Form

Title

Current Fee

New Fee

I-129/I-129CW

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker

$325

$460

I-131/I-131A

Application for Travel Document

$360

$575

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

$580

$700

I-485
*Includes the cost of concurrently filed Forms I-765 and I-131, but does not include $85 biometrics fee.

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

$985*

$1,140*

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (certain applicants under the age of 14 years)

$635

$750

I-526

Immigrant Petition for Alien Entrepreneur

$1,500

$3,675

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status

$290

$370

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization

$380

$410

Form

Title

Current Fee

New Fee

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card

$365

$455

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

$340

$535

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative

$420

$535

I-751

Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

$505

$595

N-400

Application for Naturalization

$595

$640

If you have any questions regarding these filing fee changes or about any other immigration matter, please contact your Mintz Levin immigration attorney.