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USCIS Issues Final Rule to Adjust Certain Fees

On January 31, 2024, USCIS published a final rule to adjust certain immigration and naturalization benefit request fees charged by USCIS. This final rule also provides additional fee exemptions for certain humanitarian categories and makes changes to certain other immigration benefit request requirements.

The rule becomes effective on April 1, 2024, unless the final rule will be challenged in a court of law. In that case, any benefit request postmarked on or after this date must be accompanied with the fees established by this final rule. As per USCIS, the final rule:

  • Lowers the agency’s required annual cost recovery by nearly $730 million, in part by considering the budget effects of improved efficiency measures;
  • Expands fee exemptions for Special Immigrant Juveniles and victims of human trafficking, crime, and domestic violence; U.S. military service members and our Afghan allies; and families pursuing international adoption;
  • Provides special fee discounts for nonprofit organizations and small business employers;
  • Allows for half-price Employment Authorization Document applications for applicants for adjustment of status and a reduced fee for adjustment of status applicants under the age of 14 in certain situations;
  • Expands eligibility for a 50% fee reduction for naturalization applications, available to individuals who can demonstrate household income between 150% and 400% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; and
  • Implements a standard $50 discount for online filers.

Summary of Final Fees

The fee established in this rule are summarized in the columns below. In filing Forms, please refer to the USCIS’ original fee table as well as information on each Form as there may be incidental filing fees. A “small employer” mentioned in the column below means an employer that is having 25 or fewer full-time equivalent employees who are employed in the United States, which is determined by including any affiliate or subsidiary of such employer.

Employment-Based Category

Form

Category

Current Fee

Final Fee

N/A

H-1B Pre-Registration Fee

$10

$215

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker: H–1 Classifications

$460

$780 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker: H-1 Classifications (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

H-2A Petition - Named Beneficiaries

$460

$1,090 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

H-2A Petition - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$545 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

H–2A Petition - Unnamed Beneficiaries

$460

$530 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

H-2A Petition - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

H-2B Petition - Named Beneficiaries

$460

$1,080 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

H-2B Petition - Named Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$540 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

H-2B Petition -Unnamed Beneficiaries

$460

$580 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

H-2B Petition - Unnamed Beneficiaries (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$460 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

Petition for L Nonimmigrant Workers

$460

$1,385 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

Petition for L Nonimmigrant Workers (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$695 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129

Petition for O Nonimmigrant Workers

$460

$1,055 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129

Petition for O Nonimmigrant Workers (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$530 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129CW

CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications

$460

$1,015 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129CW

CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (with biometric services)

$545

$1,015 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-129CW

CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits)

$460

$510 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-129CW

CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker and I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker: E, H-3, P, Q, R, or TN Classifications (small employers and nonprofits) (with biometric services)

$545

$510 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

$700

$715 (*Plus $600 Asylum Program Fee)

I-140

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (small employers and nonprofits)

$700

$715 (*Plus $300 Asylum Program Fee for small employers)

I-526

Immigrant Petition by Standalone Investor

$3,675

$11,160

I-526E

Immigrant Petition by Regional Center Investor

$3,675

$11,160

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization - Online

$410

$470

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization—Online (with biometric services)

$495

$470

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization- Paper

$410

$520 (*260 when filed with Form I-485)

I-765

Application for Employment Authorization—Paper (with biometric services)

$495

$520 (*260 when filed with Form I-485)

I-829

Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status

$3,750

$9,525

I-829

Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status (with biometric services)

$3,835

$9,525

I-941

Application for Entrepreneur Parole

$1,200

$1,200

I-941

Application for Entrepreneur Parole (with biometirc services)

$1,285

$1,200

I-956

Application For Regional Center Designation

$17,795

$47,695

I-956F

Application for Approval of an Investment in a Commercial Enterprise

$17,795

$47,695

I-956G

Regional Center Annual Statement

$3,035

$4,470

Family-Sponsored Category

Form

Category

Current Fee

Final Fee

I-129F

Petition for Alien Fiance´(e)

$535

$675

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative—Online

$535

$625

I-130

Petition for Alien Relative—Paper

$535

$675

I-600

Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative and I-600A Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition

$775

$920

I-600

Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative (with biometric services for one adult)

$860

$920

I-600A/I-600

Supplement 3 Request for Action on Approved Form I-600A/I-600

N/A

$455

I-751

Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

$595

$750

I-751

Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (with biometric services

$680

$750

I-800/I-800A

Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country

$775

$920

I-800/I-800A

Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative and Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country (with biometric services)

$860

$920

I-800A Supplement 3

Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A

$385

$455

I-800A Supplement 3

Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A (with biometric services)

$470

$455

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits 

$600

$760

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits (with biometric services)

$685

$760

Citizenship and Naturalization Category

Form

Category

Current Fee

Final Fee

N-300

Application to File Declaration of Intention

$270

$320

N-336

Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings—Online

$700

$780

N-336

Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings—Paper

$700

$830

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Online

$640

$710

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Online (with biometric services)

$725

$710

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Paper

$640

$760

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Paper (with biometric services)

$725

$760

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Reduced Fee (applicants with household income below 400 percent of the FPG)

$320

$380

N-400

Application for Naturalization—Reduced Fee (applicants with household income below 400 percent of the FPG) (with biometric services)

$405

$380

N-470

Application to Preserve Residene for Naturalization Purposes

$355

$420

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document-Online

$555

$505

N-565

Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document-Paper

$555

$555

N-600

Application for Certificate of Citizenship-Online

$1,170

$1,335

N-600

Application for Certificate of Citizenship-Paper

$1,170

$1,385

N-600K

Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate-Online

$1,170

$1,335

N-600K

Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate-Online

$1,170

$1,385

Humanitarian Category

Form

Category

Current Fee

Final Fee

I-131

Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older

$135

$165

I-131

Refugee Travel Document for an individual age 16 or older (with biometric services)

$220

$165

I-131

Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16

$105

$135

I-131

Refugee Travel Document for a child under the age of 16 (with biometric services)

$190

$135

I-687

Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the INA (with biometric services)

$1,215

$1,240

I-694

Notice of Appeal of Decision

$890

$1,155

I-698

Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA) (with biometric services)

$1,755

$1,670

I-817

Application for Family Unity Benefits (with biometric services)

$685

$875

Other Category

Form

Category

Current Fee

Final Fee

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card - Online filing

$455

$415

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card - Online (with biometric services)

$540

$415

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card - Paper Filing

$455

$465

I-90

Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card - Paper (with biometric services)

$540

$465

I-102

Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arriva-Departure Document

$445

$560

I-131

Application for Travel Document

$575

$630

I-131

Application for Travel Document (with biometric services)

$660

$630

I-131A

Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)

$575

$575

I-191

Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)

$930

$930

I-192

Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (CBP)

$585

$1,100

I-192

Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant (USCIS)

$930

$1,100

I-193

Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa

$585

$695

I-212

Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal

$930

$1,175

I-290B

Notice of Appeal or Motion

$675

$800

I-360

Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

$435

$515

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status

$1,140

$1,440

I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (with biometric services)

$1,225

$1,440

I-485

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

$750

$950

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status-Online

$370

$420

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status—Online (with biometric services)

$455

$420

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status-Paper

$370

$470

I-539

Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status—Paper (with biometric services)

$455

$470

I-601

Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

$930

$1,050

I-601A

Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

$630

$795

I-601A

Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (with biometrics services)

$715

$795

I-612

Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the INA as amended)

$930

$1,100

I-687

Application for Status as a Temporary Resident

$1,130

$1,240

I-687

Application for Status as a Temporary Resident (with biometric services)

$1,215

$1,240

I-690

Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility under Sections 245A or 210 of the INA

$715

$905

I-694

Notice of Appeal of Decision

$890

$1,125

I-698

Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (under Section 245A of the INA)

$1,670

$1,670

I-698

Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (under Section 245A of the INA) (with biometric services)

$1,755

$1,670

I-824

Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition

$465

$590

I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS)

$285

$340

I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for an individual adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services)

$370

$340

I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS)

$570

$340

I-881

Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (for a family adjudicated by DHS) (with biometric services)

$740

$340

I-910

Application for Civil Surgeon Designation

$785

$990

I-929

Petition for Qualifying Family Member of  U-1 Nonimmigrant

$230

$0

N/A

USCIS Immigrant Fee

$220

$235

N/A

Biometric Services

$85

$30

G-1041

Genealogy Index Search Request-Online

$65

$30

G-1041

Genealogy Index Search Request-Paper

$65

$80

G-1041A

Genealogy Records Request-Online

$65

$30

G-1041A

Genealogy Records Request-Paper

$65

$80

G-1566

Request for Certificate of Non-Existence

$0

$330

Fee Waivers and Fee Exemptions

Category

Fee Exemptions

Fee Waiver Eligibility

Victims of Severe Form of Trafficking (T nonimmigrants)

Form I-914

Form I-914, Supplement A

Form I-914, Supplement B
Form I-131
Form I-192
Form I-193
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed before adjusitng status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-485
Form I-539
Form I-601

Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement requests)
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Victims of Qualifying Criminal Activity (U nonimmigrant)

Form I-131
Form I-918
Form I-918, Supplement A
Form I-918, Supplement B
Form I-192
Form I-193
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed before adjusting status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-485
Form I-601
Form I-539 (only if filed before Form I-485 is filed)
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request)
Form I-929
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form I-290B
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

VAWA Form I-360 Self-Petitioners and Derivatives

Form I-360
Form I-131
Form I-212
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed before adjusting status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-485
Form I-601
Form I-601A
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request) (8 CFR 274a.12(c)(9), 8 CFR 274a.12(c)(14), and (c)(31) fee exempt for principals and derivatives)
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

CPRs Filing a Wawiver of the Joint Filing Requirement Based on Battery or Extreme Cruelty

Form I-290B (only when filed for Form I-751)
Form I-751

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Abused Spouses and Children Adjusting Status under CAA and HRIFA

Form I-131
Form I-212
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed  before adjusting status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-485
Form I-601
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacemnt request)
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Abused Spouses and Children Seeking Benefits under NACARA

Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request) (submitted under 8 CFR 274a.12(c)(10))
Form I-881
Form I-601
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Abused Spouses and Children of LPRs or U.S. Citizens under INA Sec. 240A(b)(2)

Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request) (8 CFR 274a.12(c)(10))
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Abused Spouses of A, E-3, G, and H Nonimmigrants

Form I-765V

Form I-290B

Special Immigrant Afghan or Iraqi Translators or Interpreters, Iragi Nationals Employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government, or Afghan Nationals Employed by or on behalf of the U.S. Government or Employed by teh ISAF and their Derivative Beneficiaries

Form I-131
Form I-212
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed  before adjusting status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-360
Form I-485
Form I-601
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacemnt request)
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

SIJs

Form I-131
Form I-290B (only if filed for any benefit request filed  before adjusting status or for Form I-485 and associated ancillary forms)
Form I-360
Form I-485
Form I-601
Form I-601A
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacemnt request)
Form I-824

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

TPS

Form I-821 (only re-registraton)

Biometrics Fee

Form I-131
Form I-290B
Form I-601
Form I-765
Form I-821

Asylees

Form I-131 (only if an asylee applying for a Refugee Travel Document or advance parole filed Form I-485 on or after July 30, 2007, paid the Form I-485 application fee required, and Form I-485 is still pending)
Form I-589
Form I-602
Form I-730
Form I-765 (initial request by asylees and initial request by asylum applicants with a pending Form I-589)

Form I-90
Form I-290B

Form I-485
Form I-765 (renewal request)
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Refugees

Form I-131

Form I-131A
Form I-485
Form I-590
Form I-602
Form I-730
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request)

Form I-90
Form I-290B
Form N-300
Form N-336
Form N-400
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Current and Former U.S. Armed Forces Service Members, including Persons who Served Honorably on Active Duty in the U.S. Armed Forces Filing under INA Sec. 101(a)(27)(K) 

Form I-131
Form I-360
Form I-485
Form I-765 (initial, renewal, and replacement request for service member)
Form N-336 (if eligible for naturalization under INA 328 or INA 329)
Form N-400 (if eligible for naturalization under INA 328 or INA 329)
Form N-600

Form I-90
Form N-300
Form N-470
Form N-565
Form N-600K

Adoptions

Form I-600
(i) First Form I-600 with approved and valid Form I-600A
(ii) If more than one Form I-600 is filed based on an approved and valid Form I-600A for children who are birth siblings before the proposed adoption
(iii) Form I-600 combination filing exemption
Form I-600A
(iv) Change in marital status while Form I-600A is pending

Form I-600A/I-600 Supplement 1
Form I-600A/I-600 Supplement 2
Form I-600A/I-600 Supplement 3
(i) First extension of Form I-600A approval or first change of country
(ii) Second extension of Form I-600A approval
(iii) Second change of country
(iv) Duplicate Approval Notice
Form I-800
(i) First Form I-800 with an approved and valid Form I-800A
(ii) If more than one Form I-800 is filed for an approved and valid Form I-800A for children who are birth siblings before the proposed adoption
(iii) Form I-800 Supplement 1
Form I-800A
(i) Change in marital status while Form I-800A is pending
Form I-800A Supplement 1
Form I-800A Supplement 2
Form I-800A Supplement 3
(i) First extension of the aproval of Form I-800A
(ii) First change in Convention country after the approval of Form I-800A
(iii) Second extension of the approval of Form I-800A
(iv) Second change in Convention country after the approval of Form I-800A
Request for Duplicate Approval Notice
Form N-600 (for certain adoptees)
Form N-600K

For adoptees
Form I-90
Form N-400
Form N-336
Form N-565
Form N-600
Form N-600K

Form Revisions and Deadlines

USCIS will also publish revised forms that will go into effect on April 1, 2024. USCIS will accept prior editions of most forms during a grace period from April 1, 2024, through June 3, 2024, except the following forms:

USCIS will use the postmark date of a filing to determine which form version and fees are correct but will use the received date for purposes of any regulatory or statutory filing deadlines.

Adjustments to Premium Processing

In this final rule, USCIS also changed the premium processing timeframe from 15 calendar days to 15 business days for the immigration benefit request types with a premium processing service.

Visit here for the USCIS’ original announcement.

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