USCIS Filing Fees Increase Effective April 1

USCIS filing fees for most petitions and applications are increasing effective April 1, 2024. In a final rule just issued, USCIS advises that any benefit request postmarked on or after April 1 must be accompanied with the new fees. This is the first increase in fees since December 2016. The following are some of the most common forms with the new fees:

I-129 for H Nonimmigrants $ 780* +$320**
I-129 for L Nonimmigrants $1,385* +$925**
I-129 for O Nonimmigrants $1,055* +$595**
I-129 for E, P, TN Nonimmigrants $1,015* +$555**
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $ 675*** +$140
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers $ 715 +$15**
I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion $ 800 +$125
I-360   Petition for Special Immigrant $ 515 +$80
I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status $1,440 +$215
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Status $ 470*** +$15
I-601A Provisional Waiver $ 795 +$80
I-612 Application for 212e Waiver $1,100 +$170
I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions $ 750 +$70
N-400 Application for Naturalization $ 760*** +$35
A premium is added to I-129 and I-140 filings of up to $600 to defray other agency costs. For a full list of all forms impacted, see here.

For example, family-based green card cases (I-130/I-485) will increase $355. Significantly, too, work and travel permits will no longer be included in the I-485 fee but will now cost $260 and $630, respectively.

Many I-140 employment-based cases will increase $615 due to the $600 premium added to most cases, and most nonimmigrant visa cases (H, O, E, L) will increase $1,000 or more.

Clients are encouraged to file their cases prior to April 1 in order to avoid these increases.

*Fee for small employers (25 or fewer full-time employees) and nonprofits are less.
**Premium is added to defray other agency costs.
***Fee for filing online is $50 less.


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